Kuwait International Bank (KIB) recently concluded its sponsorship of the 8th Kuwait Open Tennis Tournament, which took place under the patronage of the President of the Kuwait and Arab Tennis Federations, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
The tournament kicked off on March 2nd and took place at Al-Yarmouk Sports Club and the Kuwait Tennis Federation (KTF) courts, featuring around 500 participants of all ages. The tournament was the largest organized by KTF throughout the entire season, as it included 302 matches overall. The closing game was attended by various sponsors, KTF members, parents of the players, as well as a huge audience of local sports fans.
During the closing ceremony, over 50 players from all age groups and winners of the tournament were recognized for their sportsmanship and performance throughout the tournament. Speaking at the closing ceremony, Nawaf Najia, Manager of the Corporate Communications Unit at KIB, stated: “The Bank pays special attention to promoting a culture of sports across the community and, for that reason, actively seeks to support community- based sports initiatives and activities. We are proud of KIB’s sponsorship of this tournament, as it reflects our ongoing belief in the importance of sports and our role in encouraging regular exercise among people to achieve a healthy lifestyle, enhancing both physical and mental well-being.” Najia also congratulated international tennis player, Mohammad Al- Ghareeb, who was honored during the closing ceremony for his outstanding athletic performance. He lauded Al-Ghareeb’s sportsmanship in boosting Kuwait’s standing internationally and successfully representing Kuwait in Davis Cup, The World Cup of Tennis, over the course of 20 years; his performance successfully placing Kuwait amongst international rankings.
KIB considers sports a cornerstone of its social responsibility program and so, the Bank is keen on providing its full support to athletes and local talents within various different sports. The Bank continues to be an adamant supporter of local athletes who have acted as a true inspiration to the community, as well as those who have played a role in strengthening Kuwait’s standing, within the region and internationally.