A few days after winning the bronze medal at the 2017 FIBA EuroBasket, brothers Pau and Marc Gasol gathered with family, friends and collaborators of Gasol Foundation in Sant Boi de Llobregat. Under the slogan “Zero Childhood Obesity”, Pau and Marc Gasol participated in a healthy cooking workshop with renowned chef Joan Roca from El Celler de Can Roca. Together, Pau, Marc and Joan prepared their healthy and fun recipes in front of an audience of seventy boys and girls from several Saint Boi de llobregat schools. All of the kids were very excited to see the two basketball stars and learn about wholesome and nutritious cooking.
The Mission: Zero Childhood Obesity
Journalist Manel Fuentes served as the master of ceremonies at the inauguration. The opening ceremony began with a few words from both Pau and Marc. They expressed how excited they were to not only be here in Santi Boi de llobregat, but also how honored they were to be opening up the Gasol Foundation world headquarters in their hometown. “Being here today with all of you makes us especially excited because it means bringing the world headquarters of the Gasol Foundation, our project, to the city that has seen us grow, home” – Pau stated. He goes on the say “The foundation is expanding the scope of its programs and activities because we want to position ourselves as a reference entity in the fight against childhood obesity. Thanks to the new headquarters we will have more capacity to meet the new challenges facing the Gasol Foundation for the future.”
The new center of the Gasol Foundation, located on Jaume I street no. 26-28 (on top of Can Castellet cinemas), is part of the collaboration agreement signed by the entity with the Sant Boi City Council and will allow the implementation of a pilot project to promote healthy habits in the city. “Sant Boi wants to be a healthy city capable of generating healthy life models” – explained Lluisa Moret, mayor of Sant Boi. He goes on to speak to all of the guests in attendance and states: “We want our city to be identified with health and this is a step forward in our commitment to achieve this challenge. It is an honor for me to welcome the Gasol Foundation and to strengthen this alliance that we maintain to work for the quality of life and health of children and their families through the promotion of healthy habits. “
About our new world headquarters
At our new offices, the Gasol Foundation staff and technical team will work around the clock in order to produce innovative methods and programs that will help put an end to childhood obesity. But perhaps most importantly, the headquarters will serve as a community space where kids, adults and educators can gather to carry out discussions pertaining to healthy habits, presentations of studies and data collected in regards to childhood obesity rates, and engaging in healthy cooking demonstrations and workshops. Demonstrations and workshops such as these will be held both in the large multipurpose room and state of the art kitchen that can be found in the main headquarters building as well.
Together, Let’s Put An End To Childhood Obesity
The construction and grand opening of the Gasol Foundation world headquarters project could not have been done without the support of the Sant Boi Town Council , Grupo IFA (www.haycosasmuynuestras.com) the main sponsor of the Gasol Foundation, and the companies Cosentino (www.cosentino.com), TPB Tech (www.Tpbarcelona.com), Frecan (www.frecan.es), De Dietrich (www.theartoflivingfrigicoll.es/nuestras-marcas/) and Liebherr (www.liebherr.com). Reaching such milestones like opening this new headquarters, for instance, helps us in spreading our message of making healthy habits fun and places us one step closer to ending childhood obesity worldwide.