NEWS STORY. 09/01/2023
The president of UPS Europe, Daniel Carrera, along with the Real Madrid Foundation's managing director, Julio González Ronco, signed a renewal of the partnership between the multinational logistics company and the Real Madrid Foundation, which dates back to 2016. The event took place in the auditorium at Real Madrid City and was attended by Real Madrid's Director of Institutional Relations, Emilio Butragueño.
Since the start of this alliance, UPS has contributed to the sustainability of the Real Madrid Foundation's wheelchair basketball social sports schools in San Sebastián de los Reyes, Getafe and Madrid, aimed at young people with physical and mental disabilities who would otherwise have no access to team sports. This season, the UPS Foundation has decided to increase its collaboration to assist more than 500 vulnerable young people who are helped by the Real Madrid Foundation in Romania, Portugal and the United Kingdom. They will all get the chance to enjoy education in values through sport as part of the comprehensive projects which include extra-curricular academic assistance, and leisure activities designed to boost school performance and develop social abilities.
Emilio Butragueño explained: “The Real Madrid and UPS Foundations are global organisations that share a common goal, which is to build a better future, improving the lives of those who will build it: our children". Meanwhile, Daniel Carrera underlined: “At UPS we move the world foward to deliver what matters. Thanks to this alliance with the Real Madrid Foundation, we're giving another boost to our shared commitment to provide access to a more inclusive world for young people at the social sports schools and their families".
The collaboration with the UPS Foundation covers the involvement of the logistics company's corporate volunteer arm in the running of the social sports projects. It also provides national and international logistical services for the Real Madrid Foundation's more than 900 social sports schools, and its projects and programs across 90 different countries.