The Gameskraft Foundation and the Anju Bobby Sports Foundation join forces to support the next generation of athletes
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India:
Gameskraft Foundation, the social arm of online games and entertainment company Gameskraft, has partnered with Anju Bobby Sports Foundation (ABSF) to support the development of ABSF’s new high-performance academy in Bengaluru. Through the grant, the Gameskraft Foundation is taking its first steps, demonstrating its intent in sports development and laying the foundation for future associations that benefit social advancement and inspire success stories in multi-disciplinary competition.
Vikas Taneja, CEO of Gameskraft Groupsaid, “Our vision of corporate responsibility is to create a legacy, which means giving back to the communities and individuals whose perseverance and skills inspire us. Sports development is high on our list of areas of focus and It gives me great pleasure to start this journey with Anju Bobby Sports Foundation. Anju’s vision for the Academy will shine the spotlight on the most deserving talent our country has to offer and enable them, their dreams and those of a billion others through them.”
ABSF is an initiative of Anju Bobby George, India’s only medalist at World Championships in Athletics, and her coach Bobby George to nurture, develop and nurture the next generation of world-class athletes. The upcoming facilities at Kengeri in Bengaluru will fulfill Anju and Bobby’s dream of giving aspiring athletes access to state-of-the-art facilities and offering the best training modules and experiences in the country, from running surface to equipment to coaching know-how.
Anju Bobby George, Founder of ABSF, said: “We are very pleased to have received it Supporting the Gameskraft Foundation to develop the infrastructure that will help train the stars of tomorrow and allow us to give back to the sport that has defined our lives. And all while elevating the academy to world-class levels, enabling us to develop and attract athletes and increase their levels of performance.”
The Gameskraft Foundation begins its journey of empowering individuals and groups by wholeheartedly supporting their growth and stories, and purposefully giving back to communities.
The Gameskraft Foundation is the social arm of leading online skill-based gaming and entertainment company Gameskraft Technologies Pvt Ltd. The Foundation will engage with grassroots communities to transform lives and create positive impact, advancing ambition and realizing hope through its efforts.
About the Anju Bobby Sports Foundation
ABSF is a not for profit trust registered under 80G and 12AA of the Income Tax Act. The Training Academy aims to provide high-performance athletic training to select talent identified at the grassroots level, with a particular focus on women’s empowerment through sport. Training takes place under the direct guidance and supervision of Dronacharya Robert Bobby George and Anju Bobby George according to the latest world class training protocols. The trainees compete following a rigorous scientific selection process (in collaboration with the Sports Authority of India and the Athletics Federation of India) and come mostly from rural India with modest living conditions. One of ABSF’s trainees, Ms Shaili Singh, secured silver at the U20 World Athletics Championships in Nairobi in August 2021, highlighting the quality within the academy’s ranks.