Last Wednesday, 10 in July, the Gala of delivery of the first Inclusive Sports Awards took place, organized by the Association of World Professionals for Social Integration (Promis), where the program We are able de Condenados al Curzon received the recognition of the Generalitat. The aim of the awards is to promote sports programs aimed at all types of athletes. 29 candidacies of 6 autonomous communities have opted for these awards, which drive initiatives that give opportunity to all athletes to put their spirit of self-improvement into practice.
The program We are able of the Municipal School of adapted sport of the City council of Dénia has received the first prize of adapted sports. In the 2010 year, this program was started and now more than 70 athletes with different ages, sexes and abilities participate, with the fundamental objective of getting them to enjoy the benefits of sports and physical exercise.
From Condemned to Curb, they claim that «We are Capable is possible thanks to the City of Dénia, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of the Generalitat Valenciana and various individuals. And to the support and trust of the Raquel Payà School and the IES Maria Ibars ».
The event was held in the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture of the Generalitat Valenciana with the presence of Monica Oltra, Vice President and Councilor for Equality and Inclusive Policies, who in her speech said that «Sport is a belt of values transmission that allows us deeper learning. If we add an inclusive look, it becomes a powerful tool that eliminates many of the barriers, both physical and social ».
For his part, Vicent Marzà, Minister of Education, Culture and Sports of the Generalitat Valenciana, added: «Sport and inclusion make a great tandem and these awards are a good example. For the past three years, a line of specific grants has been created for projects promoting inclusion through physical activity and sports. The projects presented are magnificent and, undoubtedly, we will continue supporting activities that promote equality and social inclusion ».