Herbalife Nutrition announces athlete sponsorship for 2019 SEA Games and 2020 ASEAN Para Games

July 18, 2019 | 13:48
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Herbalife Nutrition, a global leader in nutritional products last week signed sponsorship agreements with two Vietnamese athletics associations to support the country’s top athletes ahead of the 2019 SEA Games and 2020 ASEAN Para Games.  
herbalife nutrition announces athlete sponsorship for 2019 sea games and 2020 asean para games
Vu Van Thang, senior director, general manager for Herbalife Vietnam and Cambodia and representatives of VOC and VPA signing the contract

Herbalife Nutrition, whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier, will provide sports nutrition products, nutrition training, awards, and incentives to support the competitors bound for the two sporting events, to be held in the Philippines.

These agreements are part of a five-year partnership between Herbalife and the Vietnam Olympic Committee (VOC) and the Vietnam Paralympic Association (VPA) from 2017 to 2021, strengthening Herbalife’s position as the Official Nutrition Sponsor for top Vietnamese athletes. Herbalife has also sponsored athletes at the 2017 SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games, and the 2018 ASIAD and 2018 Asian Para Games. The company will also undertake the role at the SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games until 2021, as well as at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and the 2020 Summer Paralympics.

“The 2019 SEA Games is a very important arena for Vietnamese athletes as performances at this sporting event will provide strong motivation for athletes to try their best to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics,” said Tran Van Manh, secretary general of the VOC. “With the strong commitment of Herbalife in sponsoring science-backed nutritional products and training by their experts, I believe that Vietnamese athletes will continue to build on their great performances at 2018 ASIAD and fulfill the country’s ambitious goals for 2019 SEA Games, getting fully prepared for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.”

herbalife nutrition announces athlete sponsorship for 2019 sea games and 2020 asean para games
Vu Van Thang from Herbalife gifting nutrition products to representatives of Vietnamese athletes

Meanwhile, Vu The Phiet, vice president and secretary general of the VPA said, “We are very proud of the achievements our athletes achieved in 2018 and believe that our athletes will continue to build on these outstanding results.” According to Phiet, in addition to regular fitness training, good nutrition has played an important role on the athletes’ performances and is one of the key factors behind their success.

“We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Herbalife for its long-term nutrition products as well as athletic training support for our athletes,” Phiet continued. “Herbalife is also the only business voted as member of the new executive committee of the VPA for the 2019-2023 term. I believe within this role, Herbalife will help the VPA successfully implement its target of mobilising private capital to support para sports and leveraging para sports to the next level.”

herbalife nutrition announces athlete sponsorship for 2019 sea games and 2020 asean para games
Tran Duc Phan presenting team jersey to Herbalife representative

Vu Van Thang, senior director and general manager for Herbalife Vietnam and Cambodia, expressed his delight at the “outstanding” results of Vietnamese athletes over recent years, and is looking now to the future. “This year we will continue to support the Vietnamese sports community with our science-backed nutritional expertise and products, to empower them to reach their full potential,” he added. “We are working closely with both the VOC and the VPA to ensure our athletes will have the highest level of preparation for the upcoming SEA Games and Para ASEAN Games.”

Herbalife Nutrition began its nutritional partnership with the Vietnam Sports Administration in 2012. Last year, the Vietnamese team achieved impressive successes with a total of 18 medals (four gold, 16 silver, and 18 bronze) at the 18th ASIAD. The Vietnamese Paralympic team also achieved outstanding results with eight gold, eight silver, and 24 bronze medals awarded at the 2018 Asian Para Games.

herbalife nutrition announces athlete sponsorship for 2019 sea games and 2020 asean para games
Herbalife Nutrition announces sponsorship for Vietnamese athletes bound for 2019 SEA Games and 2020 ASEAN Para Games

Herbalife Nutrition commits to providing solutions to global trends of poor nutrition and obesity, a population that wants to age in a healthier manner, skyrocketing public healthcare costs as well as providing an opportunity to meet the needs of the rising number of entrepreneurs. Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) and its more than 130 community-based Casa Herbalife Nutrition programs around the globe that help bring good nutrition to children. The company and HNF also provide aide to organizations focused on the general wellness of communities such as the American Cancer Society, Save The Children and the American Red Cross.

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