GCB Bank Limited has committed almost GH¢500,000 to the development of sports this year.
Of the amount, GH¢200,000 has been donated toward the development of women’s sports and establishment of the women’s sports excellence centre being spearheaded by the Ghana League Clubs Association (GALCA) in collaboration with the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
The bank also contributed GH¢100,000 toward the Black Stars’ preparation for the 2022 World Cup and African Cup of Nations tournaments.
It also announced its headline sponsorship for two key Golf Tournaments in the country with amounts of GH¢20,000 and GH¢68,500 respectively – the Royal Golf tournament in Kumasi, which is under the distinguish patronage of Otumfuo Osei-Tutu II, Asantehene; and the Bok Nam Kim Golf Tournament at the Air Force Officers’ Mess, East Cantonments, Accra.
This year’s competitions will be gatherings of the crème de-la crème of golfers, and promises to be very exciting.
The bank’s contribution to sports development forms part of the five key thematic areas of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in which sports play a cardinal role.
Managing Director of the Bank, Mr. Kofi Adomakoh, noted that GCB’s involvement in sports development is to cement its place as the bank that celebrates excellence in all its facets.
He said as the bank with a rich national heritage, GCB prioritises sports in its strategic focus in the interest of Ghanaians.
Head of Corporate Affairs of GCB Bank, Mr. Emmanuel Kojo Kwarteng, explained that the bank is contributing to the development of less patronised sporting activities.