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07/12/2015

The Futsal Charity Tournament of the Eric Abidal Foundation invades Sant Cugat del Vallés

A resounding success! We could rate like that the first Charity Tournament of the Eric Abidal Foundation, held on the 5th and the 6th of December at the ZEM Rambla del Celler in Sant Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona).

The Charity Tournament, organized with the cooperation of Futsal Sant Cugat, Ricoh Spain and the City Council of Sant Cugat, has served to raise funds for the Eric Abidal Foundation and, more specifically, for the project for the creation of a research scholarship to allow a doctor, still in training, specialize and research in liver transplantation in the pediatric service of the Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona.

The Charity Futsal Tournament has been well received both among participants and among their families and all attendees who have come to the ZEM Rambla del Celler throughout the weekend. They all have been witnesses of two days of sport, fun and solidarity.

The sports part of the tournament has been filled with trophies and medals for all the participants. The teams champions of the various categories have been: Sant Cugat Esport (Under-10), Sant Cugat Esport (Under-12), CatGas Santa Coloma (Under-14) and CFS Eixample (Under-16). Although beyond winners, the most important has been the participation, the commitment and the fair play shown by all children who have played and that has reigned on the court throughout the weekend. The children also have been able to meet one of his idols, the president of the Foundation, Eric Abidal, who has share time and pictures, autographs, T-shirts and footballs among the kids.

Not only awards have been given. The Association #Micompañerodeviaje has handed over their first donation to the Foundation and it has offered a very supportive role to the Foundation from the beginning in the goal of helping children and young people with cancer.

In addition to the futsal tournament itself, the weekend has also had a lot of fun, including a Zumba session thanks to DiR Clubs and a charity raffle with many gifts at the end of the event. In closing, there has been a match among the volunteers who helped during the event, from Ricoh Spain, Calidad Pascual and the Futsal Club Sant Cugat.

Photo album: Tournament Finals / Awards ceremony / Volunteers

 

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