Citi, an international partner of the International Paralympic Committee through 2020, began its relationship with the Paralympic movement in 2012 when it sponsored the US Olympic Committee. Since that time, Citi has supported eight U.S. Paralympians and has donated more than USD 100,000 to US Paralympic sport programmes. In 2018, Citi served as a sponsor of the IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship in Australia, World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships in Ireland, the Asian Para Games in Indonesia and World Para Powerlifting Americas Open Championships in Colombia.
In addition to partnering with the IPC, Citi is also partnering with 18 National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) including Australia, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Costa Rica, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, and the UAE.
Citi’s local presence in each of these 18 NPC communities will focus on engaging fans and generating excitement and national pride around the extraordinary accomplishments of the countries’ Para athletes. Together with the IPC, Citi is committed to pursuing the shared goal of fostering a more inclusive society and broadening public support for the Movement around the world.