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Betsson Group’s brand, Betsafe, has agreed to extend its sponsorship deal with the LTU Basketball Federation. The operator will be the official sponsor of the men’s national basketball team.
The Lithuanian men’s basketball team will partake in this year’s FIBA Basketball World Cup, scheduled to commence on August 25th, 2023, in the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia. The exciting thing about this tournament is that it is not limited to the medal and cup but to the qualification tickets to the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris (France).
Aurimas Šilys, Managing Director of Betsafe, said: “It is a great honor 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.”
The first preparations for the Lithuanian men’s basketball team will commence on July 12 in Druskininkai, followed by the second stage on July 17 in Palanga. Nevertheless, the Lithuanian team will play ten friendly games before the Basketball World Cup.
All teams (except the Ukrainian team) participating in the friendly matches against the Lithuanian basketball team are also in the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
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
Lithuanian men’s national team Kazys Maksvytis commented on the new collaboration: “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.
“We are grateful to the long-term sponsors of the federation, and we are happy to work together.”