10 Jul Emanate Technology becomes Rats Principal Partner
Emanate Technology becomes Principal Partner of Ginninderra Rats – Building bonds through basketball\
A shared love of basketball and commitment to the local community are at the heart of a three-year partnership between a Canberra-based IT recruitment company and one of the Ginninderra Rats.
As Principal Partner of the Ginninderra Rats Basketball Club, Emanate Technology will not only support the growth and development of local basketball but create opportunities beyond the court.
Emanate’s sponsorship will include an annual scholarship for a female Rats player who is undertaking study or training in information technology. It will also work with Rats to explore ways of enhancing IT literacy in the wider community.
The recruitment company’s founder, Joel Hides, an avid basketballer (along with his young family) and Golden State Warriors fan, was keen to associate with a club that shared its values.
“We are a Canberra-born company that prides itself on building relationships with not only our clients and candidates, but is also committed to contributing back to the communities in which we operate. Even though we are growing and extending our reach beyond the ACT, we will always value our local connections.” he said. “That local connection is something we see coming through strongly in the Rats club.”
Ginninderra Rats President Linda Muir said Emanate’s culture made it a good fit for the 45-year-old club, which has put 700 players (including more than 50 junior teams) on the court this season.
“We are a truly local club that has strong community values,” she said. “Our aim is to make basketball accessible to anyone who wants to play and to instil a sense of belonging both on and off the court.”
Linda said the sponsorship agreement would enable the club to develop opportunities for basketballers of all ages and abilities, along with pathways for them to continue in the game.
Thank you Emanate Technology! Go Rats!