Support for Lithuanian Olympics boxing team athletes
Gediminas Ziemelis has supported the reviving Lithuanian boxing. The financial support was provided for Evaldas Petrauskas, a multiple champion of Lithuanian and European boxing, 2012 Olympics bronze medal winner. In addition, the support was provided for an evolving boxer Tadas Tamasauskas, a multiple Lithuanian and European prize-winning boxer. Both athletes are actively preparing for the upcoming 2016 Olympics.
Support for racer Kasparas Navickas
Kaspar Navickas is a Lithuanian autocross and rally cross, as well as Nordic cross-country rally championship participant and winner. Having started his sports career in 2011, in just three years Kasparas became the rally cross champion of Lithuania and the Baltic States, as well as and the runner-up of the Nordic cross-country rally championship.
In 2014 K.Navickas successfully participated in the European rally cross championship. The seventeen-year-old became the youngest participant in the championship and became the youngest racer to win the prize in one of the rounds. Gediminas Ziemelis supported K. Navickas in participation in one of the six championship rounds.
Support for the basketball club ‘Vanagai BC’
Basketball in Lithuania is loved and played by practically everyone. The young players of the basketball club based in Vilnius know the sweet taste of victory, holding the trophy of the Northern European Youth Basketball League (NEYBL)on their shelves.
The club has helped to unearth some major Lithuanian basketball talent. The globally renowned player, Jonas Valanciunas, spent a season playing for ‘Vanagai BC’ before joining ‘Lietuvos Rytas’ and signing the contract with the National Basketball Association (NBA) club ‘Toronto Raptors’ for the upcoming season.
One of the most generous supporters of the football club ‘Ekranas’
The football team ‘Ekranas’ was established in 1964. In 2003 and 2004 it won the silver medals at the Lithuanian Football Championships. In 2005, for the very first time, the team became Lithuanian football champions. Since 2008, ‘Ekranas’ has defended its title as champions four times already. The club has also played in the UEFA champions’ league qualifiers.
Cooperation with the Wroclaw basketball club ‘Slask’
In 2011, one of the companies managed by Gediminas Ziemelis became the sponsor of the Wroclaw basketball club ‘Slask’.