MIES, Switzerland (FIBA 3x3) - Schelde Sports and FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, announced on Thursday that they are extending their collaboration in the development of 3x3.
FIBA's partnership with Schelde Sports to be the official provider of backstops units for all FIBA 3x3 events began in March 2013 and an agreement was initially put in place to last until 2016. However, in light of their successful cooperation and the rapid rise of FIBA 3x3, the two parties have decided to renew the agreement more than a year before it was due to expire.
FIBA 3x3 Director Alex Sanchez said: "We're delighted to extend this partnership between our 3x3 discipline and Schelde Sports for the next five years.
"3x3 is on the rise and working with leading companies such as Schelde Sports paves the way for our Olympic aspirations."
Bart Prinssen, Schelde Sports' General Manager, said: "Schelde Sports has joined the FIBA 3x3 World Tour in 2013 as the official global backstop supplier. Over the last years we have been inspired by the large ambitions of FIBA and the cosmopolitan 3x3 community around the world.
"The cooperation has been very strong from the beginning and we are proud to renew our contract until 2020. It is our goal to continuously launch new products and features for 3x3 Basketball."