Our participation in sports has been generous and far-reaching, beginning in 1993 with the founding of the Ülkerspor basketball club. We sponsored the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship and the Children of the World (COW) Project, in order to advance nationwide participation in sports. COW brought together 300 children from 110 countries.
We supported the first FIFA event to be held in Turkey, the 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup. In addition, we backed Istanbul’s bid to host the 2020 Olympics.
Today, Ülker supports both professional teams and infrastructure projects in football and basketball. We are a proud sponsor of the Turkish National Football Team, as well as Istanbul football teams Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray. Our partnership continues with Fenerbahçe Ülker, the basketball team born from the merger of Fenerbahçe and Ülkerspor.