Team Citi Paralympic athletes push for more inclusion in sports
“Team Citi”- a diverse group of 41 Paralympics athletes from around the world who is competing in 13 sports proudly consists of Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta and Para Athletics Wheelchair Racer Jerrold Mangliwan. Both partner with Citi as ambassadors to support the company’s global efforts to foster a more diverse, inclusive society and help change perceptions of persons with disabilities.
“This is a truly inspiring moment and I am honored to be part of this vision. Together, let us help grow the reach of Para sports and change mindsets about what disability means,” said Dumapong-Ancheta.
Meanwhile, “We need to be able to work towards a shared vision and get more people from all sectors of the society to engage themselves in the field of paralympic sports”, said Citi Philippines country officer Aftab Ahmed at the unveiling of a marketing campaign in support of Power Lifter Adeline Ancheta and Wheelchair Racer Jerrold Mangliwan who will both compete in the 10th ASEAN Para Games which will be held at New Clark City from January 15-25, 2020.
Citi began its global relationship with the Paralympic Movement in 2012 with its sponsorship of the US Olympic and Paralympic teams. In 2018, Citi served as a sponsor of the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation Wheelchair Rugby World Championship in Australia, World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships in Ireland, Asian Para Games in Indonesia, and Para Powerlifting Americas Open Championships in Bogota.