BNP Paribas supports handicapped athletes in Spain
30.07.2008 | CSR
A new Padel Tennis Centre for handicapped players has opened in Spain with the support of BNP Paribas Spain and the Tambien Foundation. BNP Paribas Spain chose to support the creation of this centre, which offers all handicapped players in the Madrid region the chance to take part in this recreational but physically demanding sport.
Thanks to specialised infrastructure and equipment, players can take part in Padel with family and friends. The centre is also a Padel tennis school, offering introductory courses and training for more advanced players. National tournaments can also be organised.
The support of BNP Paribas was essential to the creation of the centre, and was mentioned by several Spanish media, including Telemadrid, Intereconomia and Expansion. At the end of 2007 the Padel tennis school was one of two organisations to receive a donation from BNP Paribas' Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) branch, in Spain, as part of a global CIB initiative to support charities at Christmas time.