Leo Messi Foundation and Special Olympics Catalunya, an admirable work that is renewed

first_imgThe statement details the collaboration programs that are being carried out.Young Athletes Program: intended for boys and girls from 2 to 7 years of age that encourages physical and mental growth through different adapted pre-sport activities. Currently there are 7 Special Education schools in Catalonia that follow the program.School Sports Project: by signing 22 collaboration agreements with special schools, they can be provided with adapted material, provide scholarships to students with fewer resources to compete in the School Days, hire specialized personnel to carry out training, adapted transportation, etc. .School Days: School basketball, soccer, athletics and swimming competition for students in special education schools. The average number of athletes participating in each day is 300 athletes.Hippotherapy: horse therapy to improve physically, psychologically and socially. Program followed by the students of the Ramon Suriñach School in Ripoll.Dog assisted therapy: Specific work with dogs that helps improve aspects at the physical, social, educational, emotional and cognitive levels. The Leo Messi Foundation and Special Olympics Catalunya, two non-profit entities, announced this Wednesday in a statement that they renew their collaboration agreement to promote sport among children with intellectual disabilities. “The Leo Messi Foundation and Special Olympics Catalunya have been working together since 2015 to fight against social discrimination against boys and girls at risk of social exclusion through sport”, explains the statement that the entities sent.The statement explains the journey of an agreement that has lasted for more than five years: “During all these years of collaboration, many young athletes have been able to benefit from the different projects. In 2019, there were about 900 children with intellectual disabilities, from two to 16 years old, who participated in some of the activities or projects of Special Olympics. “Sergi Grimau, president of Special Olympics Catalunya, explains in the note that the collaboration agreement between the Leo Messi Foundation and Special Olympics de Catalunya “symbolizes the commitment to society and to those who have a more complicated journey in life. The support of the Leo Messi Foundation has been essential to bring the practice of sport closer to young people and improve their quality of life. In these moments that we are living, it takes even more dimension than any other act of solidarity and support ”.last_img read more

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