PGE - title sponsor for the next 2 years!
PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna will remain the title sponsor of the best Polish men’s handball team. For the 2 following seasons, the Polish Champions will play under the name of PGE VIVE Kielce.
The logo of the largest energy provider in Poland shall be included on the players’ clothing and in the Hala Legionów, the home team’s stadium. PGE brand promotion will take place during all PGNiG Superleague, Polish Cup and EHF Champions League matches in 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 seasons.
We have been associated with the PGE VIVE Kielce team since 2017 and we value this cooperation very much. Handballers from Kielce give the fans with many positive emotions by winning in Poland by dominating the league games, but also in Europe. Therefore, the popularity and achievements of the club guarantee the promotion of the brand at the highest level - said Henryk Baranowski, President of the Management Board of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna.
PGE is the leader in the Polish industry and Kielce have the best handball team in Poland. Therefore, together with our title sponsor - we are a perfect match. PGE energizes us positively, which we translate into in-competition success. I believe that by continuing our cooperation, not only Kielce fans, but the Polish handball community overall will be proud of our team - said Bertus Servaas, President of the Board of KS Vive Handball Kielce S.A.
PGE VIVE Kielce is the best Polish men's handball team - 16 times Polish Champion, 16 times Polish Cup winner, winner of the Champions League in 2016. In the 2018/2019 season, the Kielce handball team was promoted to the Final Four of the Handball Champions League for the fourth time in history. They also won the Polish Championship for the eighth time in a row, defeating Wisła Płock in the final of PGNiG Superleague. This victory allowed PGE VIVE to become the most successful Polish club in history. The Polish Cup was yet another addition to the trophy collection.
For many years, the PGE Group has been actively involved in sporting initiatives at the highest level, sponsoring teams from various disciplines which garners much attentions from the fans. These include volleyball (PGE Skra Bełchatów), handball (PGE VIVE Kielce), football (PGE FKS Stal Mielec) and basketball (PGE Spójnia Stargard). PGE also sponsors individual athletes - Zofia Klepacka (windsurfing), Waldemar Stawowczyk (mushing), swimmers Alicja Tchórz and Konrad Czerniak, athletes Klaudia Siciarz and Damian Czykier and Artur Nogal, a speed skater. Since July 2015, PGE has also been the titular sponsor of the cutting-edge multifunctional arena in Poland - the PGE National Stadium, and titular sponsor of the best motorcycle speedway league in the world - the PGE Ekstraliga. PGE is also involved in amateur sport, supporting local initiatives in the Group's area of activity, especially through the promotion of sport among children and youth.