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Garanti Jazz Green
Garanti, aiming to broaden and spice up music lovers' horizons in the genre of jazz, is among the leading sponsors of jazz music in Turkey, extending long-term support with the slogan "Garanti Jazz Green". Garanti has, for the past 13 years, been undertaking the main sponsorship of the International İstanbul Jazz Festival, organized by the İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV). Supporting İstanbul Jazz Center, Tamirane and Salon İKSV concerts and sponsoring one of the top music venues in İstanbul, Babylon, for ten years, Garanti has been creating opportunity to listen to worldwide famous jazz artists, engaged predominantly in jazz.
İstanbul Museum of Modern Art
Garanti Bank sponsors the education program of İstanbul Modern, Turkey's first and only modern and contemporary art museum. The program aims to play a central role in raising creative and inquisitive individuals who are literate, and also actively involved, in the arts, while supplementing classroom education. Through the ongoing Garanti-sponsored İstanbul Modern training programs, over 300,000 children and teenagers received training to date.
In 2010, Garanti also sponsored "The Enemy Inside Me", the first ever retrospective exhibition in Turkey of the internationally acclaimed artist Kutluğ Ataman.
Mini Bank International Children's Film Festival
Since 2004, Garanti has been co-organizing the first children's film festival in Turkey, "Mini Bank International Children's Film Festival", with TURSAK (Turkish Foundation of Cinema and Audio-Visual Culture). The Festival brought some of the world's select children films to almost 52,000 children so far. Having expanded its reach beyond İstanbul, Ankara and İzmir in 2009, the festival reached children in Urfa and Mardin in 2009, and in Diyarbakır and Adıyaman in 2010.
The Lycian Way
Garanti sponsored putting in place a way-marking system at international standards along the Lycian Way, a 500 km long-distance trail stretching from Fethiye to Antalya, and further contributed to tourism in the region by publishing a guidebook for the Lycian Way in 2006.
A long-time supporter of basketball that reflects Garanti's values of teamwork, dedication, confidence and discipline, the Bank has been the main sponsor of the 12 Giant Men (Turkish National Men's Basketball Team) since 2001, and of the Turkish National Women's Basketball Team since 2005. Garanti was also a main sponsor of 2010 FIBA World Championship that took place Turkey.
12 Giant Men Basketball Schools Project
Since 2002, Garanti has been supporting the 12 Giant Men Basketball Schools (12 DABO) which were initiated in cooperation with the Turkish Basketball Federation in an effort to inculcate basketball culture in young children, and help basketball become a commonly played game and reach a broad base in Anatolia. At 12 DABO schools, 33,000 youngsters received basketball training in 55 centers to date.
NBA Skills Challenge
To bring the American National Basketball Association (NBA) closer to Turkish basketball fans, Garanti has been the main sponsor of the events held by NBA in Turkey in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Young players aged 13-18 uploaded short videos displaying their basketball skills on www.nba-garanti.com, for a chance to attend the NBA camp in the USA. Winners of the contest were sent to the 5-day instructional camp in Orlando as a prize.
With the belief that the discipline and aesthetics inherent in equestrian sports coincide perfectly with its service notion, Garanti Masters Private Banking has been undertaking sponsorships of various equestrian competitions and events since 2005. Additionally, the business line is the official sponsor of the Turkish Equestrian Federation since 2008.
With the objective of contributing to improvement of football and broadening the scope of its commitment to support sports, Garanti has become one of the main sponsors of the Turkish National Men's Football Team in 2008. Garanti extended the range of its support to football and became a prime sponsor of the Garanti Beach Football League that has been organized by the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) since 2006.
Bonus Snow Masters
The "Bonus Snow Maters" contests waited by the ski and snowboard fans every year with excitement have been organized in Uludag for 8 years. Presenting a cutthroat contest in Italian ski-run, Bonus Snow Masters has the honour of being the first snowboard and ski contest of the winter season.The contests consisting of 4 different groups in total as adult, young, children and mini are organized in two different categories as ski and snowboard. The ones who are ranked in Bonus Snow Masters are entitled to join in the elections of Turkey Ski and Snowboard Championship. Upon the requests received, everyone loving ski and snowboard besides the licensed athletes can join in Bonus Snow Masters in the "Bonus Snow Masters Open" category since 2008. Bonus Snow Masters is also the most dynamic and live contest of Uludag with the colourful organizations.
Shop & Miles Sailing Cup
Turkey's most established, prestigious and preferred credit card, Shop & Miles, started to support "Shop & Miles Bosphorus Cup", the first international strait race of Turkey, named after its own, that is within the calendar of International Sailing Federation, for the purpose of contributing to the development of sailing in 2002.
After the great deal of attention attracted, Shop & Miles decided to add a new racetrack to the Bosphorus Cup and started to organize Turgutreis Cup since 2008.
Organized with the participation of 25 boats first year, Shop & Miles Bosphorus Cup has become the most prestigious race of sailing community, which hundreds of boats join today. Organized in two laps as Bosphorus and Caddebostan-Adalar every year, the winner team of Shop & Miles Bosphorus Cup has got the Silver Cup specially designed by Can Yalman.
Followed with an increasing interest at home and abroad, Shop & Miles Bosphorus Cup contributes to the international introduction of our country.
Shop & Miles Turgutreis Cup, the second leg of Shop & Miles Sailing Cup, which is followed increasingly and with interest also internationally every year, is organized with the supports of D-Marin since 2008.
First year organized only in sausage course in Bodrum Turgutreis, the race is organized in 2 laps as Didim and Turgutreis since 2009 and takes 3 days in total.
First added as the third leg of Shop & Miles Cup in 2010, Göcek Cup was organized in August 27th -29th. 3 teams with the highest scores in all three laps are entitled to join the "Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez" races which the world's best sailmakers compete and represent our country successfully.
WWF-Turkey (Foundation for Protecting Wildlife)
Garanti Bank has been the main sponsor of the Foundation for Protecting Wildlife (WWF- Turkey) since 1992, thereby helping the conservation of natural resources and creating enhanced awareness of environmental issues among the public. One of the many projects jointly conducted by Garanti and WWF-Turkey and introduced in 2007, the Environmentally Friendly Bonus Card is a credit card providing cardholders with the chance to donate parts of their spending credits to WWF-Turkey to support their activities to protect the nature. Through the "Environmentalist SME" package devised in 2009, the Bank supports businesses to operate in a livable environment, with sustainable resources.