SPAR Gran Canaria renews sponsorship of inclusive football team

September 18, 2023 IN THE CATEGORY: Community, Health, People, Responsible retailing

SPAR Gran Canaria reaffirms its commitment to inclusive sport by renewing the support for the I+I (Illusion + Inclusion) Team of the Panadería Pulido Vega de San Mateo football club at the local football pitch.

Training future generations

At the first team training session of the new season, SPAR Gran Canaria announced it continues supporting the I+I Team for the 2023/2024 season.  This special training team was created by the Vega de San Mateo football club 30 years ago. It is an inclusive social and sporting initiative to improve coordination, balance, and psychomotor skills that has benefitted a total of 283 participants so far.

Weekly training

The I+I Team, comprising 18 women and men, holds their weekly training sessions at the San Mateo municipal football pitch.  The players come from the occupational centres of Vega de San Mateo and Valsequillo. Through this activity, they get to enjoy playing football in a healthy environment.  The team participates in matches against various teams from the island.

SPAR Gran Canaria strongly believes in the importance of combining a healthy diet with physical exercise. The SPAR retailer supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 3 by promoting sports and healthy lifestyles through sponsorship.

Source: SPAR Gran Canaria

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About SPAR Spain

SPAR Spain was founded in 1959 when a group of wholesalers who wished to join an international organisation came together. As a result, the brand became the first voluntary trading chain to be established in Spain, having been granted a license by SPAR International. Together, 13 regional SPAR wholesalers actively continue the expansion of the brand across the country.

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