Public Company ORLEN Lietuva has officially become the general sponsor of the Regional Basketball League (RKL) being the largest basketball organization in Lithuania with the biggest number of teams and the widest geographical coverage.
'There is a certain symbolism in the fact that activities of the two largest players in business and basketball combine their activities', told President of the League Aleksas Makulavičius. 'ORLEN Lietuva is the largest business entity of Lithuania; consequently, the fact that it has joined the Regional Basketball League adds the value to the efforts we have made. We are so grateful that such a strong sponsor has expressed its faith in our organization'.
'The cooperation with the Regional Basketball League is a meaningful step in a number of aspects: the League involves nearly all towns and districts of Lithuania by offering an excellent chance for young players to gain visibility and integrate into the adult basketball; furthermore, RKL games are the great opportunity of enjoying basketball together with the entire basketball community of Lithuania which means that ORLEN Lietuva apart from sponsoring the leading Lithuanian basketball clubs is also taking care of the basketball talents' origins' told Michal Rudnicki, General Director of the company operating the only crude oil refinery in the Baltic States.
The Regional Basketball League has also introduced the new logo of the organization.
ORLEN Lietuva is one of the best known companies with considerable impact on the Lithuanian economy. The largest national tax payer and one of the major Lithuanian exporters lays strong emphasis on sports sponsorship. ORLEN Lietuva is the main sponsor of Žalgiris Kaunas BC, Lithuanian Women’s Basketball League, Mažeikiai Basketball Club Ereliai, and one of the major sponsors of Lietkabelis Panevėžys BC.