One of the most difficult moments
On April 21, Xisca Perelló lived one of the hardest moments of her life with the death of her father, Miquel Perelló Mas -known as ‘Patró’- at the age of 63.
Noted for its discretion
The construction businessman died after a long illness and left a deep sorrow in his family, which has always stood out for its discretion and, despite the fame of Rafa Nadal, has always stayed away from the spotlight.
Tucked in by her mother-in-law
This Thursday, Xisca has reappeared -arrouped by her mother-in-law, Maria Pascual- in the presentation of the case study ‘More than tennis’ that is being carried out by the ‘Rafa Nadal Foundation’ with the University of Navarra and with the involvement of Santander Bank. The work of the foundation for 13 years has been to support children and young people in vulnerable situations through sport.
The objective is to contribute to the social inclusion of these people and accompany them on the road to a quality future, always looking after their welfare and that of their families and with a clear desire for continuous improvement.
Nadal Education Tennis School
Nets’ stands for Nadal Education Tennis School, a school in rural India where educational support and tennis training is offered to children living in these very poor areas. In the centers in Palma, Madrid and Valencia, young people in vulnerable situations are also served through a comprehensive program that includes sports, educational and psychosocial support activities.
Study and play’ is a scholarship program for students and athletes who do not have the financial ability to afford the costs of attending U.S. universities where they are allowed to study while pursuing their athletic career.
25 active centers
Finally, ‘play all’ is the latest project to assist children living in vulnerable neighborhoods in Barcelona and offers regular tennis training. The ‘More than tennis’ project, which is developed together with ‘Special olympics’, focuses on the care of people with intellectual disabilities through regular tennis training sessions throughout Spain. More than 2,500 people have been assisted since the beginning of the foundation and there are currently 25 active centers. This research study will measure and demonstrate how sport contributes to the overall well-being of people with intellectual disabilities.