With these awards, Special Olympics Catalunya and the ACELL Federation (Catalan Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability) want to distinguish those people, bodies and institutions which have excelled in their support for the group of persons with a disability. In addition to the Agbar Foundation, David Moner, former president of the Union of Catalan Sports Federations, the Special Olympics Catalunya sportsmen Jordi and Francesc Peláez, the Acudam Sports Club of Mollerussa, the Lluïsos de Gràcia Basketball Club, and the cities of Barcelona and Calella also received awards.
Manuel Baurier, Director of Concessions of Sorea in Catalonia Centre, was entrusted with receiving the award on behalf of the Agbar Foundation. The prize-giving ceremony, held in the Palau Blaugrana of Barcelona, took place following the 17th Marcha Special Olympics, a popular and festive walk which is intended to give a voice to the persons with intellectual disability and show the difficulties that they encounter in their day-to-day life.
The collaboration of the Agbar Foundation with the Special Olympic Games forms part of its commitment to people and society, and highlights the Foundation’s desire to contribute to improving the quality of life of the most vulnerable groups of society.