The leading tech business has taken over from Vodafone and signed up to support the event
GiG (Gaming Innovation Group) is set to sponsor one of the island’s largest annual sporting events – the Malta Marathon. The event will now be known as the GiG Malta Marathon.
[caption id="attachment_13718" align="alignleft" width="200"] GiG stand at SiGMA17[/caption]
The GiG COO and General Manager for Malta, Mikael Angman, commented: “We are extremely proud to have partnered up with the Malta Marathon,”
“We employ many young people, Maltese and foreign. Lots of us identify with this event and look forward to supporting it, while also embracing the challenge of taking part in whatever way we can. In fact, I am sure that many of our team members will be out there, running and racing, on the day.”
The Malta Marathon initially began in 1986, when it was founded by Joe Micallef. During that period, 50 Maltese and 59 international participants took part. Those numbers have since drastically increased, with over 2,000 Maltese and 3,000 international participants joining the 2018 race.
Mr Micallef has said that he was elated to have GiG as the Marathon’s new main sponsor, as he believes this development will enable the project to grow even bigger and better:
“It is going to be a big challenge for GiG to follow in the footsteps of the other top brands that have supported us in the past, namely Flora, BMW, Land Rover and Vodafone; they have each contributed to the success of the Malta Marathon so far. But we have no doubt that GiG will bring a whole new energy and dynamism to the race. Despite the logistical challenges faced by the fact Malta is such a small country, we believe the 2019 GiG Malta Marathon will be another milestone event for everyone involved. We cannot wait to get our running shoes on.”
Echoing that sentiment, Mr Angman manifested his commitment to making the Malta Marathon a major part of GiG’s future on the island. “We look forward to crafting fantastic activities and to breaking records when it comes to the ever-growing number of people taking part in this national event. Who knows? We may well get all of Malta running yet!” the COO adds.
Applications for the GiG Malta Marathon 2019 will open on 1 October 2018.
The firm was just recently in the spotlight for its recent recruitment of a new head of investor relations.