FedEx, main sponsor of the UEFA Europa League, and the UEFA Foundation for Children have just opened a new community football pitch in the Cañada Real district of Madrid, one of the country’s most economically disadvantaged areas, for the benefit of the local community. The new pitch, which comes fully equipped with floodlighting, changing rooms and other essential facilities, was constructed using an innovative, modular design that has low running costs and is guaranteed by the manufacturer for eight years. It will provide literally game-changing sports opportunities for local children and young people to play and grow together.
The joint FedEx and UEFA donation was made to Red Deporte y Cooperación, a Madrid-based non-profit organisation which is part of the global Street Football World network. Street Football World is a global non-profit network that uses football to drive social change in areas like Cañada Real. Red Deporte y Cooperación, will run long-term community-based programs from the new facility.
This latest FedEx initiative demonstrates our continuing corporate commitment to invest socially in the markets in which we live and work. It’s also an excellent example of how through our global ‘delivering for good’ programme we use our resources and international network to help local communities gain access to facilities that would otherwise be out of their reach.
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