The Unicaja Banking Foundation held this Friday at the Unicaja María Cristina Concert Hall in Malaga an act of recognition in which some thirty Andalusian sports clubs and entities that have the support of the institution participated. This reception has been organized on the occasion of the recent awarding of the Andalusian Sports Medal by the Junta de Andalucía, an award that rewards his support for Andalusian sport and which he received on February 28.
During the ceremony, the president of the Unicaja Banking Foundation, José Manuel Domínguez, thanked the clubs and entities present for their contribution to the merits that have endorsed the distinction granted by the Junta de Andalucía and presented them with a replica of the medal.
In addition, the act included interventions by the General Secretary for Sport of the Junta de Andalucía, José María Arrabal; the president of the Unicaja Jaén Paraíso Interior Athletics Club, Encarnación Vallejo; the president of the Unicaja Costa de Almería Volleyball Club, Antonio Rodríguez; the director of the 675 Academy, Berni Rodríguez; the president of the Málaga Water Polo Sports Club, Alfonso Wucherpfenning; the president of the Málaga Costa del Sol Women’s Handball Club, María José Moreno; and the manager of Unicaja Basketball, Francisco Sáez.
The event was also attended by representatives of the following teams: Antequera Football Club, Arunda Hawks, Basket4Life, Chessattitude, Almería Volley Club Group 2008, Ronda Basketball Club, Ciudad Jardín Handball Club, Los Dólmenes de Antequera Handball Club, IES Badminton Club La Orden, ADESA 80 Basketball Club, Trops Ciudad de Málaga Handball Club, Andújar Rhythmic Gymnastics Club, Aliquindoi Nado Sports Club, Amivel Sports Club, Inacua Málaga Swimming Sports Club, Ronda Sports Club, Women’s Rugby Club of the Faculty of Sciences Economic, Jaén Rugby Club, Malaga Futsal Delegation, El Palo Sports Club and Los Guindos Basketball School in Malaga.
Unicaja’s history of uninterrupted support for Andalusian sport exceeds 45 years and the Foundation’s support extends to around thirty sports disciplines, as well as its own and collaborative activities focused on practicing sports, such as the Unicaja Foundation Campus. .
Strong is the commitment that the institution maintains with grassroots sports and women’s sports. Sport is part of the Foundation’s philosophy and identity, as it is understood that it transmits a set of essential values for citizens, such as the spirit of self-improvement and effort, teamwork and, especially, a lifestyle healthy. Likewise, it performs multiple social, cultural and educational functions, as an essential element to build a better, more integrated, caring society prepared to overcome challenges.