At SKB, we pay a lot of attention to a healthy lifestyle and support numerous recreational and top-level sporting events, sporting organisations and individuals.
We have been sponsoring the Slovenian Olympic Team since 1993. The cooperation of SKB with the Slovenian Olympic Committee (OKS) dates to the beginnings of their operations; therefore we are widely known as one of the first Slovenian companies to support and promote Olympic values in Slovenia.
Personal sponsorship of Maruša Mišmaš
At SKB, we have decided to further extend our contribution to the Slovenian sports. Therefore, we have supported through a personal sponsorship a young and perspective Slovenian athlete Maruša Mišmaš. During the sponsorship period numerous activities will take place, starting with the event at the occasion of signing personal sponsorship contract.
Olympic Circle of Safety
On 30 December, a traditional event took place at Bled, namely the Olympic Circle of Safety. SKB will also participate at the event as a main sponsor of the Slovenian Olympic team and as a personal sponsor of Maruša Mišmaš.
Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer
2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games took place in Lillehammer, Norway, from. Again, SKB is the main sponsor of the Slovenian Youth Olympic Team.
Team work represents one of the core value in Olympism. At SKB, we also place it among our top values, as we believe that everything can be achieved with the right team. In this Olympic year, we were counting down days until the start of the Winter Olympics and crossing fingers for all our athletes. We are certainly all happy with this year's successes and we are looking forward to the new Olympic achievements.
SKB has additionally financially rewarded the participants of the Olympic Games, who brought medals home.
SKB hosted a session of the Executive Committee of OCS
In October, we hosted the Olympic Committee of Slovenia, which marked the 22nd anniversary of its operations with a session of the Executive Committee. Before the OG OCS session, recognitions were granted to successful sportsmen and sportswomen who won medals at the World Games in Colombian Cali and at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Utrecht.
Recognitions were also granted to others who took part in these two competitions. The attendees were addressed by the President of the OCS dr. Janez Kocijančič, who expressed his satisfaction with the achievements of young athletes.
As the main sponsor of Team Slovenia London 2012, we have awarded all Slovenian Olympians with Prestige personal accounts with travel money and gold VISA Prestige cards prior to their departure for London. The medal recipients also received monetary rewards upon their return home.
Urška Žolnir, our gold medal recipient, received 5,000 EUR, Primož Kozmus received 3,000 EUR for his silver medal, while Rajmond Debevec, Iztok Čop and Luka Špik received 2,000 EUR for their bronze medals.
A few thousand people gathered in the centre of Ljubljana to enthusiastically welcome Slovenian Olympians and champions. There was no shortage of SKB balloons in people’s hands, as well as cheerful faces. Olympians were also addressed by the Chief Executive Officer of SKB, Mr. Gerald Lacaze, and his Deputy, Ms. Vojka Ravbar, who awarded the medal recipients with monetary rewards.
In Vancouver 2010, we provided Slovenian sportsmen with sponsorship funds and a VISA card and pocket money.
SKB awarded Olympic medallists a gold VISA card with four-year free membership and special monetary rewards. The gold medallist received 5,000 Euro, the silver medallist 3,500 Euro and the bronze medallist 2,500 Euro.
SKB also sponsored Slovenian Olympic Towns in Ljubljana and Maribor. Visitors took photographs with Slovenian Olympians, enjoyed musical performances and competed in various winter sports, such as cross-country skiing and curling.
SKB awarded gold VISA card with four-year free membership and monetary rewards to medallists at the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008. Primož Kozmus, who was Olympic gold medallist, received 5,000 Euro, Sara Isakovič and Vasilij Žbogar, who were silver medallists, received 3,500 Euro respectively, while Lucija Polavder and Rajmond Debevec, who were bronze medallists, received 2,500 Euro, respectively.
Before leaving for Beijing, all members of the Slovenian Olympic Team also received a VISA credit card with symbolic pocket money. We also sponsored Slovenian Olympic Town in the BTC centre in Ljubljana.
Beijing medallists were also guests in SKB outlets in Ljubljana, Celje and Koper. In Ljubljana Center outlet, we met and took photographs with Primož Kozmus, the Olympic gold medallist and Rajmond Debevec, the Olympic bronze medallist, whereas in Celje outlet, we met the Olympic bronze medallist Lucija Polavder and in Koper outlet Vasilij Žbogar, the Olympic silver medallist.
SKB outlets also hosted a giveaway. The winner received the main prize: sailing with Vasilij Žbogar.
SKB awarded members of the Slovenian delegation at the winter Olympic Games in Turin 2006 a four-year SKB VISA card membership and some additional pocket money to the athletes.
Symbolic VISA cards were given to Robert Kranjec and Petra Majdič by Ms. Vojka Ravbar, Executive Director of SKB and Mr. Bernard Koenig, Vice-President of the SKB Management Board.
SKB also awarded Petra Majdič as the best Slovenian athlete at the Olympic Games in Turin 2006 with an investment into the SGAM FUND investment fund of Société Générale group in the amount of 500 EUR.