Wishing the delegation the very best, Ajay Khanna, Country Head, Herbalife India, said, "At Herbalife we are always looking for ways to encourage and grow the potential of budding athletes by providing them the support they need to hone their talents. We are humbled by this opportunity to contribute in a small measure towards the Olympic journey of these talented children who have been working hard to make a mark on the global stage. On behalf of the Herbalife India family, we would like to wish them well in their quest in Daegu,"
He further added, "I also want to congratulate the Bangalore Schools Sports Foundation for their effort to secure representation for Bangalore city at the games and their effort to encourage and train children at the grass roots level through initiatives like Bangalore School Games and Magic Feet initiative."
Speaking at the event, Elvis Joseph, Director, Bangalore Schools Sports Foundation, said, "We are happy that Herbalife India has decided to partner with us in this endeavour. We have a lot of young talents in India. However, we face challenges in terms of the infrastructure to ensure that the young children receive proper training and guidance. Our goal is to take a bigger contingent to participate at the most prestigious international events for children with the help of companies like Herbalife. In fact, we are working towards getting Bangalore to host the ICG in 2016, in their 50th year."
Bangalore Schools Sports Foundation has taken the task of promoting, nurturing and professionalizing sports from the grass root level to international standards, making its first historic representation at the International Children’s games at Athens, Greece in 2009. The foundation has successfully sent the under 15 Boys football team at the 43rd ICG Athens Greece, 44th ICG Manama Bahrain, 45th ICG Lanarkshire Scotland and now the 46th ICG Daegu South Korea 2012.
The ICG, endorsed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has been hosting the Games since 1968.The games are being organized every year in different countries of a city hosted by the city Mayor or Governor inviting children from all over the Globe. It had taken 43 years for Bangalore City (first city from India) to participate at the most prestigious International Children Games. The Daegue ICG will witness participation of over 2000 athletes from 80 cities across 50 countries. To know more about the games, please visit http://www.icg-
Herbalife India continues its association with youth icons cricketer Virat Kohli, badminton champion Saina Nehwal, India's very own boxing champion Mary Kom as well as budding athletes like Squash Champion Dipika Pallikal and tennis star Somdev Devvarman to encourage sporting talent and spread the message of health and active lifestyle. Herbalife sponsors over 150 sporting events, teams and athletes around the world. Herbalife's associated sports sponsorships also include the LA Galaxy, FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi amongst others.
About Herbalife Ltd.
Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) is a global nutrition company that sells weight-management, nutrition, and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in 83 countries through a network of independent distributors. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program to help bring good nutrition to children. Herbalife's website contains a significant amount of information about Herbalife, including financial and other information for investors at http://ir.Herbalife.com. The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted.
About Bangalore School Sports Foundation
Bangalore Schools Sports Foundation was initiated in 2009, by Mr Elvis Joseph, a state and university medalist, sports promoter by profession with experience in project management, sports administration, turnkey projects, sporting events, training, business development & strategic planning. The Foundation is an independent, non-profit, special mission sports foundation created to serve the State and Nation with programs in Sports Promotion, Instruction, Research, Education, Leadership, Events and Service. The role of the Foundation is to prepare aspiring athletes such as Children, Physically Disabled, Intellectually Challenged, Young Men & Women and Professional Athletes for careers in sports.