Betsson Renews Sponsorship with Lithuania’s Basketball Men’s Team as they Prepare for the Basketball World Cup
- Published: 25/05/23
Lithuanian Basketball Federation (LKF) has extended cooperation with its long standing partner and main sponsor of the Lithuanian men’s national team, Betsafe.
“We are proud of such a long-lasting partnership with Betsafe. It started more than 10 years ago, coincidently right before the FIBA World Cup 2010, – noted LTU Basketball president Vydas Gedvilas. – Throughout these years we‘ve enjoyed a number of great victories, and in the future, I have no doubt, we will win many more victories together.”
“It is a great honour for us to be part of Lithuanian basketball, to support the Lithuanian Basketball Federation and to be able to achieve victories together with the crown jewel of Lithuanian basketball – the men’s national team. LKF is our strategic partner in Lithuania and basketball is in the heart of every Lithuanian, so we are happy that the organization is growing and developing with our help,” – said Aurimas Šilys, managing director of Betsafe.
This year, the Lithuanian men’s basketball team will participate in the FIBA Basketball World Cup, which will take place in Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines from August 25 to September 10. During this tournament the national teams will fight not only for medals and the cup, but also for the qualification tickets to the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris (France).
“A very important World Championship is ahead of us. We will have a long preparation period, also, a long trip to Asia awaits, but we will be ready, and we will strive to achieve our goals, – noted the head of the Lithuanian men’s national team Kazys Maksvytis. – We are grateful to the long-term sponsors of the federation, and we are happy to work together.”
The first stage of preparation for the Lithuanian men’s basketball team will begin on July 12 in Druskininkai, the second stage will start on July 17 in Palanga. Before the Basketball World Cup, the Lithuanian national team will play ten friendly games.
With the exception of the Ukrainian team, all the opponents of Lithuania in the friendly games will be participants of the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Jordan (FIBA ranking No. 33) will play in Group C, Georgia (No. 32) – in Group F, Latvia (No. 29) – in Group H, Finland (No. 24) – in Group E, Puerto Rico (No. 20) – in Group B, and France (No. 5) – in Group H.
Schedule of the Lithuanian men’s basketball team friendly games:
July 22 (Alytus): Lithuania – Jordan
July 24 (TBD): Lithuania – Jordan
July 29 (Panevėžys): Lithuania – Ukraine
August 1 (Kaunas): Lithuania – Georgia
August 4 (Tampere, Finland): Finland – Lithuania
August 9 (Orleans, France): France – Lithuania
August 11 (Vilnius): Lithuania – France
August 14 (Klaipėda): Lithuania – Finland
August 19 (Taipei, Taiwan): Lithuania – Puerto Rico
August 22 (Taipei, Taiwan): Lithuania – Latvia
Ticket sales for the friendly games of the Lithuanian men’s basketball team will be launched soon. You can find more information on the website of the Lithuanian Basketball Federation.