PARALYMPIC SPORT (ADOP PLAN)
Working together for over ten years
Iberdrola has been linked to Paralympic sports for 12 years, cooperating closely with the Spanish Paralympic Committee as the top sponsor of the ADOP Plan, of which it has been a collaborator since its creation.
RIO DE JANEIRO PARALYMPIC GAMES
The company was one of the first sponsors of the Spanish Paralympic Team in the fifteenth edition of the Summer Paralympic Games held in Rio between 7 and 18 September, 2016.
With the contribution of Iberdrola and all other collaborators of the 2013-2016 ADOP Plan, sportsmen and women received scholarships and grants to train, attend more sporting events and international competitions or hire specialised assistants, coaches, support staff, purchase specific sporting materials, hire medical services, etc.
The goal of this third ADOP Plan was associated with achieving the best possible results in the Olympic Games and in other important competitions, maintaining Spain at the forefront of sports for the disabled.
Thanks to the collaboration with the Spanish Paralympic Committee, we participate actively in various initiatives to support Paralympic athletes:
- Sponsorship of the Paralympic Sailing Team. The company has also promoted this sporting discipline in the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics; London 2012 Summer Olympics, in which a Paralympic sailing boat won a diploma for the first time in history, and in the Rio 2016 Olympics.
- Fundación Iberdrola España scholarships for Paralympic athletes studying at university. Granted since 2010, these scholarships contribute to improve the professional training of athletes with disabilities and facilitate their future labour market integration.
This promotion of Paralympic sports was recognised with the Olimpia Award, one of the National Sports Awards granted each year by the National Sports Council. This award is in recognition for Iberdrola's commitment to adapted sports and its values: teamwork, responsibility, effort, self-improvement and competitiveness.
The schedule of activities of the 2016 season started in Valencia with the Spanish Paralympic Class Championship, in which the team participating in the Rio Paralympic Games participated, as well as the 4th edition of the Iberdrola Paralympic Sailing Circuit, won for the second year in a row by Antonio Maestre, and the 6th edition of the Iberdrola International Trophy in Valencia, in which yachtsman Rafa Andarias won the gold medal.