Actor Vijay Deverakonda becomes co-owner of professional Volleyball team Hyderabad Black Hawks
Monday, 23 January 2023 (13:41 IST)
Hyderabad: Actor and producer Vijay Deverakonda has become a co-owner of the Hyderabad Black Hawks (HBH), one of India's top professional volleyball teams and the sole representative of the Telugu states.
HBH is a professional men's volleyball team based in Hyderabad, known for its younger average age, unrelenting energy, and a penchant for thinking beyond the script.
Deverakonda, well known for his roles in Pelli Choopulu and Arjun Reddy, will also be the brand ambassador for the Black Hawks, with appearances and promotions aimed to take the team beyond the league matches and bring it before a global audience.
In a statement here on Monday, Mr. Abhishek Reddy Kankanala, the principal owner of the Black Hawks, said, "We are excited to have Vijay joining us, both as a co-owner and a brand ambassador.
He brings a new perspective into the mix that can really push our brand to the next level, and advance our organization a massive step towards achieving our vision as the team that represents the spirit and culture of Telugu people across the world. We are thrilled about what is to come.
Deverakonda, reflecting on all the discussions leading up to this monumental partnership, said, "The Black Hawks is more than just another sports team. To all of us, who proudly display our Telugu heritage, it is a representative of the Telugu people, and a symbol of our spirit and strength. I will do whatever it takes to take our team and our brand to all parts of India and beyond. (UNI)