Two sponsors will allocate 21 million rubles in total to the budget of Krasnodar SKIF Handball Club for the next season, said President of Handball Federation of Russian (HFR) Sergey Shishkarev to the news agency “R-Sport”.
Olympic handball champions Andrey Lavrov, Eduard Koksharov, Oleg Khodkov, Stanislav Kulinchenko, Dmitry Filippov, Pavel Sukosyan and Dmitry Kuzelev addressed an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin on July, 14th asking him to help SKIF HC, which was close to bankruptcy. Krasnodar club took seventh place in the Russian Championship 2015/16.
“SKIF team will be preserved. My visit to Krasnodar has been successful. I’ve found some sponsors for SKIF. In particular one of the banks has returned to the team as a sponsor. It allocates 10 million (rubles) for SKIF team, as well as another company which allocates additional 11 million. Moreover, there is a preliminary agreement with some businessmen of the Krasnodar region. The victories of Russian handball return interest to clubs sponsorship”, – Shishkarev said by phone.
“I am confident that the new season will be successful for SKIF – the HFR president continued. – My only trip has yielded tangible results in relation to sponsorship. Local authorities are also trying to do something; Handball Federation of Kuban is not sitting still. Every little bit helps, and we’ll provide the normal financing of SKIF”.