MoneyGram Connects Filipino Community through Sport

Volleyball and basketball teams sponsored by MoneyGram now playing in local tournaments

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — As part of MoneyGram’s commitment to supporting Filipino community living in Saudi Arabia, the company is an active sponsor of various local sport initiatives. Now this activity had been taken to another level by establishing a sponsorship of local basketball and two volleyball teams which now compete in tournaments.

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MoneyGram is bringing Filipinos closer to their loved ones not only through its reliable money transfer services but also through sports which plays an important role in this community’s everyday life. This initiative allows players supported by MoneyGram to showcase their skills on the floor and stay connected with their peers living and working in Saudi Arabia.

“At MoneyGram we believe that sports truly connect people especially when they live away from their families and loved ones. We had decided to support volleyball and basketball teams to facilitate their participation in professional, structured tournaments,” said Maher Haddad, senior regional director for Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan at MoneyGram. “We are excited with the competition ahead and hope MoneyGram’s teams will bring some unforgettable moments to their supporters,” added Maher Haddad.

Men’s basketball team sponsored by MoneyGram was one out of 12 teams taking part in Unite Basketball Tournament in Riyadh with finals which took place on July 2, 2016. “Basketball is my first love ever since. It helps me to make friends here in Saudi, keeps me in good shape and eases home sickness,” said Jhay, one of the players from MoneyGram team.

MoneyGram’s volleyball team

MoneyGram is also engaged in sponsorship of volleyball tournaments – men’s “Samaritan” which had started on July 22, 2016 and woman’s “SAE (Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity)” with the first match that took place on July 29, 2016. In both tournaments MoneyGram has stood up its own professional teams.

About MoneyGram International, Inc.
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