Emirates Airline and technology firm CGI have announced they will sponsor award categories at the much anticipated Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards. CGI is a first time sponsor of the event, while Emirates continue their ongoing support of the prestigious Emirates Lonsdale Trophy – the award presented annually for the Scottish Sportsperson of the Year.
The Emirates Lonsdale Trophy award will be the final and most prestigious of 13 awards presented on the night. The winners of the Male, Female, Para-Sport and Team of the Year will all be in contention, with the final shortlists to be announced later this week.
CGI, Team Scotland’s official IT systems partner, will be presenting the Para-Sport Athlete of the Year award. Janine Bailey, Vice President, UK Marketing and Communications at CGI commented, “We’re really proud to be sponsoring this important award. Team Scotland is a concept that applies across sport, and our Paralympians are some of our most inspiring athletes. It will be a fantastic evening and we’re thrilled to be supporting it.”
The Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) on Wednesday 28 September. The 650 seat affair is a complete sell out.
Paul Bush OBE, Chair, Commonwealth Games Scotland added, “It’s been great to see such strong support from sponsors and the rest of the corporate community. We’ve had phenomenal interest in the twelve new awards and it seems everyone wants to be there. This event is shaping up to be the ‘Oscars of Scottish Sport’.
For more information on the 2016 Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards visit http://www.scottishsportsawards.scot