Food company ElPozo and Valencian sportswear company Luanvi will sponsor the Spanish Paralympic team on the road to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
ElPozo signed their sponsorship agreement on 20 January at the headquarters of the Higher Sports Council in Madrid, and Luanvi signed just five days prior at the company’s headquarters in Valencia.
The agreement between ElPozo and the Spanish Paralympic Committee (CPE) joins the Paralympic Sport Support Plan Objective (ADOP) and financially supports athletes in their preparation for Rio 2016.
Contributions from ElPozo and other sponsors will help provide scholarships and grants for training to athletes; help the athletes attend international competitions; support the coaches, trainers and other staff; and also assist in medical services. The goal is to help the athletes obtain the best possible results at the Paralympic Games and keep Spain among the elite of the sports practiced by people with impairments.
The agreement with ElPozo was signed in the presence of Spain’s General Director of Sports, Oscar Graefenhain. Paralympic medallists such as Alfonso Cabello (cycling), Alberto Suarez and Abderrahman Ait (both athletics) and Alvaro Valera (table tennis) were in attendance at the signing.
Luanvi will join as the official supplier of apparel for the Spanish Paralympic team. Luanvi President Vicente Tarancón and Spanish Paralympic Committee President Miguel Carballeda signed the agreement, whereby the cost of the clothes worn by the Paralympic team will be fully covered.
The Valencian company is already working on clothing designs, which are scheduled to be presented publicly in May.
CPE signed the agreement with Luanvi in collaboration with Trinidad Alfonso Foundation (a non-profit foundation whose objective is to promote the culture of endeavor in the Valencian community) to strengthen Valencia’s link with Paralympic sport.
The Trinidad Alfonso Foundation launched its third edition of Project FER, which is an initiative aimed to consolidate, support and encourage athletes in the Valencian community. The collaborative agreement – among the CPE, Luanvi and Trinidad Alfonso Foundation – will assist Valencian para-athletes ahead of Rio 2016. The agreement provides financial support to cover the costs of preparation and attendance of Valencian athletes included in the Project FER, such as David Casinos, David Levec, Maurice Eckhard, Pablo Cantero, Hector Cabrera and Monica Merenciano.