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The event took place at Juan Carlos I Park, in Madrid, with the participation of Fundación También and the Environment and Services Government Department of the Madrid City Council.
Madrid 22 May 2012.- On Saturday, 19 May, Telefónica Volunteers, Fundación También and the Environment and Services Government Department of the Madrid City Council organized a morning of sports, social inclusion, fun, and music at the Juan Carlos I park, in Madrid.
Hundreds of people with disabilities, accompanied by their relatives and friends, enjoyed the scheduled activities: adaptive bicycle rides, basketball games, soccer, table tennis, golf, archery, canoeing among others. Journalist Irene Villa and Miriam Fernández, winner of “Tú sí que vales (You’re Really Worth It)”, TV Contest, were among those who attended the party.
The Spring Party takes place every year, and represents a unique opportunity for optimism and friendship, where sports becomes the best tool to overcome the daily barriers and challenges that disabled people have to face.
Fundación Telefónica manages Grupo Telefónica's multicultural corporate volunteering network, whose goal is to promote social action and collaboration among Telefónica employees, developing solidarity actions both within the context of Fundación Telefónica programs and in collaboration with other Foundations.
Telefónica’s Volunteer Program channels the charitable spirit of the employees, by offering them opportunities to personally contribute by giving their time, knowledge, and/or money to help out the needy. Through this initiative, Fundación Telefónica contributes to creating better citizens in the societies in which it is present.
The initiative encompasses the 19 countries in which Grupo Telefónica operates, and during 2011, a total of 26,689 volunteers got involved in at least one activity around the world, devoting 113,000 hours to 1,459 volunteering initiatives, benefiting almost 270,000 people.
Fundación También is a non-profit organization that works promoting adaptive sports among the people affected by disabilities. Throughout the year, Fundación También organizes different adaptive sports programs in different locations in Spain, allocating the specialized materials and instructors, and subsidises a large portion of the total cost of the activities that its students carry out, thanks to the economic collaboration of the sponsoring companies.