Fundación Levante UD
The main objective of the Levante UD Foundation (Fundación de la CV Levante UD Cent Anys) is to manage and represent the social and solidarity content of Levante UD in society. Thus, all existing content and social projects have been created, managed, monitored, evaluated and evolved directly by the Levante UD Foundation, which works independently but jointly with Levante UD.
The main population where the efforts of the Levante UD Foundation have been focused for 10 years are people with disabilities. For this reason, the Foundation currently has 4 consolidated and pioneering sports projects in Spain for people with disabilities, such as Levante UD EDI, Levante UD PC, Levante UD Masclets and Levante UD Table Tennis. In addition, they not only focuses their work on people with disabilities, but also try to raise awareness in schools about the importance of including people with functional diversity, giving motivational talks for 10 years with elite Paralympic athletes and multi-medalists.
In this way, the Levante UD Foundation is today a benchmark and example for other foundations in the field of disability and sport.
Discover here some of Levante’s CSR Activities:
LEVANTE UD EDI
Biggest football school for people with intellectual disabilities in Spain. This school was created 10 years ago, since its creation it has been the first football school for this special sport-players inside a Football Club’s foundation in Spain and probably also in the world.
With 167 players with ages between 5 and 60 years old, and 8 different workgroups, this school works as similar as possible to the first team of Levante UD. Football coaches, physiotherapists, doctors, psychologists, nutritionists work day by day only for this school, bringing a level of professionality around them never seen before.
This school has also recently suffered a big evolution, two new sections have been created inside it: initiation, for Childs between 5 and 14 years old; and the women section, exclusively for girls. These two sections are also pioneers at Spain’s football Foundations.
With this programme the foundation of Levante UD organises motivational speeches at schools done by Paralympic and Valencian multi-medalist athletes, which may be seen as role models. This speeches are being conducted at Valencian schools since 10 years ago. Since then more than 20.000 kids have been in contact with this project.
This programme aims to teach the participants how to deal with a person with any kind of disability, and furthermore teaches participants how to act as a motivational agent on a short and medium term. This is the way that Levante UD Foundation tries to change the future, a future in which we are all included.
This project also gives the possibility to the schools to go visit the stadium, meet the Levante UD Mascots or even participate in a tournament celebrated every year in summer at Levante UD Stadium and called “Todos Jugamos, Todos Ganamos”.