15 October 2012
The director of Institutional Relations of Real Madrid, Emilio Butragueño, inaugurated the Paddle Group Charity Event with an exhibition match in the Villa de Madrid Country Club.The tournament, which will be held between 15 and 28 of October , will culminate in a charity dinner on the 22 of November in the VIP box in the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. The full amount earned from the event will go toward the development of the social – sports schools of the Real Madrid Foundation in the Chamberí Childrens Residence and Casa de la Almudena care centres.
Events such as this would not be possible without the sponsorship of large companies. Emilio Butragueno expressed gratitude for the support and collaboration of all of them :- “I want to thank all the collaborators who are helping us, especially the sponsors: Sanitas, Land Rover and Prado Rey. Without them it would be impossible to raise this money”. The profits which are generated by the Charity Event will go toward the development of the schools carried out by the Foundation : “All the profits which are generated are for the Real Madrid Foundation, on account of which we are delighted and enthusiastic about trying to help”, stated Butragueño.
On Tuesday 16 the spectacle will continue in the Villa de Madrid Country Club. It will be the turn of the world champions of paddle tennis, Juan Martín Díaz and Fernando Belasteguín , who together with the womens world champions, will play several exhibition matches. The finishing touch to this tournament will be the charity dinner of the 22 of November in the VIP box of the Santiago Bernabeu. The closing ceremony will include prize-giving , a raffle and live music for all the participants in the tournament and for the public who wish to participate in the charity objective of the event. The white ex-player invited everybody interested to attend the dinner : “ All those who want to accompany us will be welcome in the VIP box of the stadium”.