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Date: 12/20/2015

The entire IHF delegation at Denmark 2015 including officials, delegates and referees were at HEART, the Herning Museum of Contemporary Art in Birk to support the presentation of two cheques to Danish charities as part of the ‘Art of Handball’ tournament project.

Bahamas-born artist Marty Knowles created a number of special artworks which were exhibited at HEART throughout the tournament and for which fans could bid via an online auction until the eve of the final.

Knowles also painted several Danish players in full body paint ahead of the tournament for promotional purposes as well as creating a bespoke t-shirt which volunteers and staff have worn as well as being made available for fans to purchase.

The artworks and t-shirts raised over 18,000 Euro which was divided equally between the Danish Christmas Seal Foundation and the Bahamas Down Syndrome Association, and was more than three times the amount expected.

"I'm really happy and deeply touched that we with this initiative have been able to collect this amount of money,” said Danish Handball Association Secretary General, Morten Stig Christensen.

“The art that Monty Knowles exercises, is unique and has helped to give this championship a visual expression, nobody involved will ever forget.

“So a really big thank you to him for his great commitment, a great thanks also to our national team girls to go with the idea, and not least thank you very much to everybody who has supported the auction.”