he Real Madrid Foundation’s Deputy Director General, Iker Casillas, was welcomed by the Mayor of Guadalajara, Alberto Rojo, as part of the presentation of the second edition of the Campus Experience Real Madrid Foundation in Guadalajara. The Campus will take place at the Fuente de la Niña municipal football pitch, from 19 to 23 July, with 200 places for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 14, offering 35 scholarships, courtesy of the collaboration between La Caixa and the Hercesa Foundation. Registrations is open until 15 July at www.campusexperiencermf.com/guadalajara
Iker Casillas pointed out that the Foundation has been running a social sports school in the town for more than a decade alongside La Caixa: “The summer camps are a key educational initiative aimed at the healthy use of leisure time, keeping children away from undesirable activities and promoting sport and a healthy life in the open air”.
The Mayor expressed his gratitude to the Real Madrid Foundation for its continued commitment: “We didn’t hesitate to collaborate with the Real Madrid Foundation again in organising this campus in the city as thanks to this initiative, which brings together sport and solidarity, we’ll be able to make dreams come true for boys and girls who would otherwise not be able to enjoy take part. I want to thank Real Madrid, la Caixa and Hercesa foundations for their continued confidence in this campus, which was already a success last year, and which we are sure will be a success again this year”.
200 places for children between 6 and 14 years of age.
The general director of Campus Experience, Joaquín Sagués, stated that the project is an educational and training initiative for girls and boys, where football is not the main goal, but a tool for working on values, and expressed his gratitude for the collaboration from the city council, which has resulted in a lower cost for families.
This year’s campus will once again have comprehensive health and hygiene measures in place to guarantee the safety of all participants. The capacity will be 200 places, 35 of which will be 100% subsidised; and the rest, thanks to the collaboration between the Guadalajara City Council and the Real Madrid Foundation, at a price of 175 euros per week. The Hercesa Foundation will cover the cost of meals for the children with scholarships and the La Caixa Foundation will contribute financially to cover the registration fees.