From 15-21 August, the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships will take place in the Pieter van den Hoogenband Swimming Stadium in Eindhoven.
Insurance company Univé was recently announced as sponsor of this unique event. Univé values sports highly and is also a 1% FairShare partner of Fonds Gehandicaptensport (Dutch Fund for Disability Sports). This means that the insurance company spends 1% on sports of people with a disability on top of their sports sponsoring budget.
While signing this agreement, Univé's brand manager Fons Roosenboom explained why Univé considers sports for people with a disability so important: "Sport and exercise are important for everybody. Sport is a way to unwind and it gives you energy. It gives you the chance to go to the limit or to relax. We support this fantastic initiative because it allows us to help develop sport facilities for people with a disability. Furthermore, it connects well to our involvement with the European Championships Swimming 2008. People fraternize through sports, it is healthy and fun pastime. Everyone has a right to that, disabled or not."
The last World Championships took place in 2006 in Durban, South Africa. The event occurs every four years.