Rafael Nadal announced via Twitter today the creation of the Rafa Nadal Tour by MAPFRE, in conjunction with the Rafa Nadal Foundation and several other sponsors, a junior tennis circuit tour for boys and girls in the under 13 and under 15 categories. Its mission is to develop values that promote personal and athletic development, education and sportsmanship for its participants.
The tour will consist of 3 stages, beginning in Seville, progressing to Barcelona, Madrid, and a Masters Final in Rafa’s home turf of Mallorca. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation, which helps children and adolescents at the risk of exclusion via sports and educational programs.The first leg of the circuit is slated to start in Seville in March. Subsequent events will be held up until the final in late September in Mallorca. The registration fee is a nominal €25 per player for each stage.
The tour seems like an excellent initiative that will promote tennis while helping youngsters, and should serve as an example to others to adapt in areas where tennis is inaccessible or unpopular. Vamos, Rafa Nadal Tour, we wish you success!
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The Rafa Nadal Foundation’s webpage, which is available in Spanish, English and Catalan, has a new blog, where the foundation invites people to provide input, make comments, and give them feedback. The blog is currently in Spanish only. There are also other ways to help the foundation, by making a purchase from their shop, with proceeds benefiting the foundation. It’s a great way to help a worthy cause.
The foundation aims to help marginalized and discriminated children, socially and personally integrate by providing educational programs in sports. Founded by Rafael Nadal, it currently runs programs for children in Spain and an educational center in India, and has plans to expand to other locations. The foundation is run by the Nadal family and close friends. Rafa’s mother, Ana Maria Parera, is the president, and father Sebastian is the Secretary. Maria Francisca Perello is the Director of Social Integration.
We are so proud of the foundation, and it’s a pleasure to see that our champion has a big heart and a love for children.