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Teaming up with the UK’s basketball champions

Leicester Riders and Ventola Projects Commercial Lighting Sponsorship

Teaming up with the UK’s basketball champions


Basketball is becoming increasingly popular in the UK in recent years. There’s now a fully-formed British Basketball League with teams based all over the country with some truly talented players on show.

One of them is the Leicester Riders, the oldest professional basketball club in the UK (formed in 1967), and whom we have joined forces with for the 2018-19 UK Basketball League season.

Partnering one of the UK’s most successful teams

We’re proud to be one of the Riders’ official commercial partners for the second consecutive season. Not only that, but we’ll also be sponsoring American Head Coach Rob Paternostro and the team’s cheerleaders.

This means that we’ll be helping the club to invest in players and other areas. The Riders have already had a lot of success in recent seasons, but we’re excited to help them move up to the next level.

Our founder and Managing Director Mick, said: “All of the team at Ventola Projects are delighted to once again be sponsoring the Riders. The team enjoyed a fantastic 2017/18 season and Rob has done an amazing job in taking them to the top. I am personally looking forward to seeing what more they have in store. They’ve already had a good pre-season and hopefully more is to come.

Sharing success on and off the court

I think it is extremely important for us to support those around us that are striving for success too,” Mick added. “Sports teams such as The Riders help put Leicester on the map and without sponsorship they are not able to make the crucial advancements they need to continue rising through the ranks.

This rise has seen the Riders win four League titles, two British Basketball Cups and reign supreme as the title holders for the BBL Trophy for the past three consecutive seasons. If that wasn’t enough, the Riders also became the first UK side to play in Europe after being accepted into the 2018/19 Basketball Champions League.

That of course means, all eyes will be on the Riders this coming season as Leicester and the UK expects a successful season!

With the Riders doing so well on the court, we believe that through our continuing support for a successful basketball team, we’ll continue our own development as we branch out across the States. We’ve recently worked on some major projects in Las Vegas and Florida with some exciting projects in place for the future for our innovative lighting solutions.    

A successful partnership

Being a part of the Riders’ success is an amazing opportunity and experience for everyone at Ventola. The team here have followed the Riders closely and its been great to see how much they’ve achieved.

From all of us here at Ventola, we’d like wish the Leicester Riders the very best of luck for the new season. Keep up with their latest results here.

And keep watching this space for more information about our latest projects across the USA, or contact us to find out more about our LED lighting solutions.