Of the more than 900 applications submitted, today the six winners of the IV edition of the Iberdrola Supera Awards were announced. It was during a very emotional gala, with more than 200 guestsin which six projects of great social significance and with a common denominator have been distinguished: promoting gender equality through different sports practices.
Ignacio Galán, president of Iberdrola, participated this afternoon in the awards ceremony that will provide true support for the winners. It is a contest endowed with 300,000 euros, 50,000 for each of the categories: Exceeds Base, Exceeds Competition, Exceeds Innovation, Exceeds Inclusion, Exceeds Social and Exceeds Diffusion.
During the awards ceremony, hosted by journalist Nico Abad and Margarita Álvarez, Galán had words of gratitude for the winners for “contribute with its initiatives to build a more just and supportive society based on the values that Iberdrola shares: those of effort, improvement and commitment which, ultimately, are also those of good sports practice from its base. These are deeply social awards starring anonymous women and girls who will carry out admirable projects. We are really lucky to be able to accompany them”. Two of the great attributes that identify Iberdrola are women’s sports and its anticipation of the green transition.
The prizes will serve to make the projects of the six categories competition:
Exceed Basefor the promotion of grassroots sports among girls up to 16 years old, which has fallen to the CD Guretxoko Club of the Basque Country, for promoting the presence and protagonism of women in a sport a priori starring men.
Beat Competitionto help the incorporation of women into the competition, which will promote the Cañiza de Galicia Balonmán Club so that it can improve the training infrastructure of the first team that competes in the Women’s Silver Honor Division of handball.
Overcome Inclusionfor the insertion of women with special abilities in the practice of sports, which will help people with limited mobility and/or sensory disorders to experience the excitement of diving with the help of Marina Muñoz, in the Canary Islands.
Overcome Socialwhich rewards the integration of women into society through sport, and which has been for the EMET Foundation of Andalusia to carry out sports workshops as therapy aimed at vulnerable women sheltered in their centers.
Outperforms Diffusionfor enhancing the visibility of women’s sports, which has fallen to the Siero Municipal Sports Board to disseminate the feat of 78 Asturian women who will ascend to 78 summits simultaneously and who will broadcast their action on video to promote the practice of amateur sports.
And finally, Overcome Innovationdesigned to improve sports practice through science and/or technology, for the Club Patín Gijón Solimar (Asturias) so that it can apply Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality in its training to avoid injuries.
The failure of Jury of Honor – composed of Susanna Griso, Sonsoles Ónega, Eli Pinedo, Ona Carbonell, Carolina Marín, Jesús Carballo, Manu Carreño, Marta Arce, Paloma del Río, Sandra Sánchez, Teresa Perales, Alexia Putellas, Lydia Valentín, Susana Rodríguez and Vicente del Bosque – was announced at a very emotional gala that ended with a performance by the singer Sole Giménez, and which was attended by a large part of the 32 Iberdrola Ambassadors, such as Teresa Portela (canoeing), the athlete Desirée Vila or Loida Zabala (para-weightlifting).
The president of the Higher Sports Council also did not want to miss the event, Victor Francos; the general secretary of the Spanish Olympic Committee, María Victoria Cabezas; or the president of the Spanish Paralympic Committee, Miguel Carballeda, among others.
Iberdrola has been, since 2016, the main promoter of women’s sports in Spain. Support 32 National Federations, reaching more than 600,000 women with its promotion, that is, two out of every three members, and has more than a hundred competitions with Iberdrola’s own name, among which are 32 diseases.
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