The Secretary-General of Sports of the Generalitat de Cataluña, Gerard Figueras, met at the Catalan Sports Council with representatives from Gasol Foundation who presented the projects that they are currently carrying out in order to fight Childhood Obesity.
Gasol Foundation, led by executive director, Cristina Ribes, expounded the foundation’s efforts to reduce Childhood Obesity indexes, through the promotion of sports, physical activity, a healthy diet and the emotional balance of young people and their families. Moreover, Cristina Ribes presented the different projects which the organization is currently carrying out in order to promote healthy lifestyles in socially and economically disadvantaged geographic areas. We also took advantage of the meeting, proposing a possible collaboration with the Catalan government in order to work together to reduce the rates of inactivity in the younger demographic groups.
The General-Secretary expressed his willingness to evaluate possible synergies between the Secretariat-General of Sports and Gasol Foundation as one of the current key priorities of the Generalitat de Cataluña is working on the National Physical Activity and Sports Agreement, alongside leading Spanish sports agents, in order to fight inactivity and construct a healthier society.
Gasol Foundation was represented at the meeting by Antoni Vilanova, Secretary; Cristina Ribes, Executive Director; Santi Gómez, Programs Manager; and Agustí Gasol, father of basketball players Pau and Marc Gasol, President and Vice President of the organization, respectively.