Special Olympics youngsters have ‘time of their lives’ with Laureus Ambassador Juan Mata
What a day! Laureus Ambassador Juan Mata has spent time inspiring youngsters from the Laureus-supported Special Olympics Spain project in Madrid.
The Manchester United and Spain star was present at the unveiling of the IWC Schaffhausen Ingenieur Automatic Edition ‘Laureus Sport for Good Foundation’ timepiece, of which part of the proceeds from sales will go to help children in crisis-hit areas of the world.
Juan met youngsters from the Special Olympics project, many of whom have varying levels of disability. The Special Olympics project helps youngsters between the age of 2 and 7 years old with intellectual disabilities using the sport as a tool to improve their physical and sensory capacities. The project uses sport as a tool for social integration.
“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to hang out with these little great fighters. The work that Laureus Sport for Good Foundation carries out worldwide is amazing and the number of young children’s lives they help improve is inspirational.” said Juan Mata.
Gabriel Masfurroll, President of Laureus Spain Foundation, pointed out: “I want to thank this great athlete for spending time with these youngsters today supporting one of the Laureus Spain Foundation’s projects. This is an inspirational project that tries to find and improve the physical and intellectual health of young people who with different disabilities.”
During the event Olivier Lebegue, IWC Schaffhausen’s Brand Director, presented Juan with a limited edition Ingenieur Automatic Edition ‘Laureus Sport for Good Foundation’. The Swiss manufacturing brand created 1.000 limited edition copies, in high-grade steel. With a lot of elegance and a classic inspirational design, in its sphere the characteristic blue Laureus shines. Part of the proceeds from sales will go to help children in crisis-hit areas of the world.
Oliver Lebegue, Brand Director at IWC Schaffhausen said: “We are proud to support the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation in this beautiful project for another year. IWC is a compromised brand in different social environments. In this concrete case and through Laureus Spain Foundation, we gain conscious of the importance that sports has as a tool for changing a lot of aspects of society and counting with the support of Juan Mata makes this even more special"