HCL for Sports

HCL for Sports

Sports is the backbone of many a life lessons such as realizing the true meaning of competition, fair play, and sporting spirit. HCL, as a part of its community initiatives, has taken it upon itself to promote sports and do its bit to inculcate a spirit of sportsmanship in society.

HCL BRIDGE

HCL has been strongly supporting the game in India since 2003 through the HCL International Bridge Championship.

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HCL SQUASH

The program aims to drive a 360-degree overhaul in Indian Squash by providing support to players, coaches and referees.

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Olympic Gold Quest

Strengthening its contribution towards sports in India, HCL along with the Olympic Gold Quest, supports Indian athletes to win Gold at the Olympics.

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HCL BRIDGE

HCL has been strongly supporting the game in India since 2003 through the HCL International Bridge Championship.

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HCL Bridge
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Bridge is a strategy game that teaches one to be of a tougher mindset, to use one’s intellect to maximum capacity, communicate powerfully and to pursue victory diligently. It is these qualities that makes Bridge a perfect fit for HCL. HCL Bridge is one such initiative through which HCL extends its commitment to the pure joy of indulging in a mind-stimulating game. It is the objective of the platform to build conversations around this game of intellect, facilitate dialogue amongst enthusiasts, convene membership, and inspire excellence in Bridge.

HCL has been strongly supporting the game in India since 2003 through the HCL International Bridge Championship, held every year in New Delhi, India. The Championship is the premier Bridge tournament in the country and the biggest in terms of the prize money and participation levels.

The 2019 Championship had a prize purse of Rs. 18 million and witnessed participation from over 950 players from 185 teams. International teams with players from USA, Poland, Italy, Bulgaria, Russia, Netherlands, Israel, Sweden, Iceland, South Africa, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Denmark, Romania, Japan, Thailand, Jordan, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh have participated in the last two editions of the Championship.

HCL SQUASH

With our philosophy of touching people’s lives, we at HCL believe in creating a sustainable ecosystem

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HCL Squash
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With our philosophy of touching people’s lives, we at HCL believe in creating a sustainable ecosystem to promote a variety of sports in the country. Squash is one such sport that we have been supporting since 2016. Indian squash has seen a steady growth in the last few years.

Currently, more than 6,600 players are registered with the Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI). SRFI aims to increase this number significantly over the next five years and also help players improve their rankings and win more medals at international tournaments. In order to realize this goal, there is a need to provide players with regular exposure to PSA tournaments and empower Indian coaches.

Keeping this in mind, HCL has partnered with SRFI to transform the Squash ecosystem in India and launched the HCL Squash Podium Program in 2019. This multi-pronged program aims to drive a 360-degree overhaul in Indian Squash by providing the right support at every level to players, coaches and referees.

Olympic Gold Quest

Strengthening its contribution towards sports in India, HCL along with the Olympic Gold Quest, supports Indian athletes to win Gold at the Olympics.

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HCL Supports Olympic Gold Quest
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Strengthening its contribution towards sports in India, HCL signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2017 with the Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) a not-for-profit foundation with a mission to support Indian athletes at the Olympics.

With this partnership, HCL has committed Rs.60 million over the next five years to support the athletes in their quest for Olympic medals. The partnership will help OGQ reinforce its mission to bring together eminent sportspersons, business leaders, sportswriters and talent to identify emerging athletes, understand their training requirements and support them.