OPRO in partnership with FIBA's International Basketball Foundation
OPRO, the UK-based manufacturer of mouthguards for athletes, said today that it has agreed a partnership with the International Basketball Foundation, the social, educational and legacy arm of FIBA, the international basketball federation, under which OPRO will become the official mouthguard of the foundation.
OPRO said that it will support the work of the foundation “through the provision of mouthguards to ensure each participant playing the sport has the best protection for their teeth.”
The foundation aims to address the role of basketball in society, preserving and promoting basketball’s values and cultural heritage, and the deal will run in unison with the foundation’s goal to initiate positive change through basketball under its ‘Basketball for Good’ strategy.
Under the partnership, OPRO will also be recognised as a technical partner of the FIBA Equipment and Venue Centre, with its products available to all national federations, clubs and members “to facilitate safe participation without compromising on protection.”
Last year, OPRO renewed its licensing agreement with England’s Rugby Football Union, remaining the official mouthguard of England Rugby and producing special branded products. Under the agreement, it is also a supplier of the CBRE All Schools programme, a grassroots project developed by the RFU with the aim of increasing the number of secondary state schools playing rugby union and encouraging new players to join local clubs.