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Citi Becomes an Official Partner of the Wheelchair Basketball Federation of Puerto Rico

May 06, 2024

San Juan, PR, May 06th, 2024 – The Wheelchair Basketball Federation of Puerto Rico (FEBASIRU) and Citi Puerto Rico have partnered to promote Para sport in the country, and, at the same time, help change the perceptions of people with disabilities.

Citi will sponsor projects that helps enable physical education among individuals with disabilities and further promote a culture of inclusivity in the country, while also supporting Puerto Rico’s Wheelchair Basketball Federation as they continue to climb up the world rankings with an eye on qualifying for the Paris 2024 Games.

Over recent years, Citi has become a valued supporter of Para sports and Para athletes, inspiring athletes and fans across the globe while raising awareness and excitement for Para sports through supporting National Paralympic Committees, International Federations, and sport development programs.

According to César Vértiz, Citi Country Officer of Puerto Rico, “Citi is a long-standing supporter of the Paralympic Movement at a global level, and we are honored to contribute to the development of Para sport in Puerto Rico.  We feel proud of this partnership, which exemplifies our commitment to inclusivity and empowerment, aiming to break barriers, inspire others and create a more inclusive society where everyone can thrive."

Dilka J. Benítez Ortiz, President of FEBASIRU commented: "Receiving the news that Citi is joining our sports investors and having a collaborative alliance has been a great joy, because together we are stronger. Now Citi is part of the history of wheelchair basketball in Puerto Rico, thus managing to support all of us who represent our country with great pride and dignity, transforming skill and natural talent into a great sporting feat, breaking barriers, and opening doors for an inclusive society for all.”

Citi is committed to creating an organization that is reflective of the diverse communities it serves. This allows us to bring in a variety of perspectives to truly understand our clients' challenges and opportunities and help them thrive.

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