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Support for the Prienai-Birštonas basketball club ‘Vytautas‘ and basketball players Ball brothers

The support by Gediminas Ziemelis for the Prienai-Birštonas basketball club ‘Vytautas’ helped to attract USA basketball players, brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball to the team. The joining of the world-class basketball celebrities to the Lithuanian club is an extraordinary event in the history of the Lithuanian basketball. The players not only enriched the club ‘Vytautas’ with the experience and victories of the American basketball but also their joining will help to spread the name of Lithuania all over the world. 

Support for the Kaunas basketball club ‘Zalgiris‘

Gediminas Ziemelis is one of the general sponsors of the oldest Lithuanian basketball club ‘Zalgiris‘. G. Ziemelis not only supports the club financially but he also supported ‘Zalgiris‘ by providing a business class ‘Boeing 737’ aircraft which allows the players to travel to the competitions. The exclusive 56 seats business class aircraft is specially designed for the tall basketball players to make their travels more comfortable and less exhausting. 

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

Kasparas 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.

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’.