Tuesday, 18 April 2023. The Chairman of Banco Sabadell, Josep Oliu, participated in the Aces Solidarios ceremony, an initiative through which the Bank donates an amount of money for each ace (or direct serve point) that players score during the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell - Conde de Godó Trophy that this year marks its 70th edition and of which Sabadell is the main sponsor.
Representatives from the beneficiary foundations attended the ceremony, among them Adela Torras, Chair of the AVES Foundation; Álvaro Moliner, member of the Executive Committee of Casa Valenciana de Caridad; Katy Trias, Chair of the Catalan Down’s Syndrome Foundation; and Ángela Ortega, Institutional Relations Director at CERES Foundation.
During his speech, Josep Oliu, Chairman of Banco Sabadell, highlighted the importance of disseminating “the work that these organisations carry out”. “I congratulate all the beneficiaries and thank you for the work you do, which is helping humankind”, he acknowledged.
The representatives of the organisations that this year will receive the funds raised through the aces explained the initiatives their organisations are developing and also thanked Banco Sabadell for its contribution. All the representatives agreed on underscoring the importance that this gesture and support for their work has for them.
The average of aces recorded in each edition of the Open stands at 470. The highest figure was recorded in 2008 with 634 aces and the lowest figure in 2011 with 313. Since 2008, more than 40 organisations have benefited from a contribution of over €320,000.
For Banco Sabadell, this tournament and the charitable activities carried out in parallel to the Open are a way of linking the Institution’s corporate values with those of sports, particularly tennis, a fair play sport with principles such as effort, respect and the desire to excel.
Beneficiaries of the 2023 Aces Solidarios
Down’s Syndrome Foundation
The mission of the Catalan Down’s Syndrome Foundation is to sustainably support individuals with Down’s syndrome, individuals in situations of intellectual disability or with any kind of vulnerability, as well as their families, to address their needs and ensure their full social inclusion.
AVES, a non-profit association of volunteers. It was declared a public interest institution in 2012, and it helps and supports grieving individuals. The organisation has increased by 65% its support actions since the pandemic.
A psychological clinic for the treatment of addictions, health training, mental health, help for vulnerable people and the elderly. In the coming months, they will open a clinic to help women who are victims of gender violence.
Casa Caridad Valencia
Casa Caridad (Valencian Charitable Association) is a pioneering institution that responds to the needs of the most disadvantaged groups. It is a non-profit, private and independent organisation, with no political or religious affiliation. It was declared a public interest institution by the Spanish Council of Ministers.