Caixa extends backing of Brazilian Paralympic Committee

Financial services company Caixa has extended its partnership with the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (CPB).

Under the agreement, Caixa will invest R$2.5m (€576,000/$651,000) into Brazilian Paralympic sport over a four-year period.

Brazil’s Paralympic training complex in São Paulo will also be renamed as the Centro Paraolímpico Caixa.

The overall aim of the partnership will be to promote sport among disabled children aged between 10 and 17.

As part of the deal, 550 students will benefit from exposure to sports such as athletics, bowls, five-a-side football, goalball, judo, swimming, table tennis and sitting volleyball.