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Sport2help, Initiative supported by the Olympic Triathlete Xavi LLobet

Sport2help, in order to make known that true sport is supportive, made the official presentation of this initiative this weekend at the Damm Old Factory, as the setting for the presentation of the new crowdfunding platform

The old Damm Factory hosted the presentation of Sport2Help last night. The new crowdfunding platform to finance solidarity projects through sport. Demis Torres, one of the three founders of Sport2help was in charge of presenting the act with a brief introduction and acknowledged that "we have a dream: we want to do something to change the world."

Near 150 people witnessed an event that was attended by representatives of the 10 entities that are currently part of the platform. This section was directed by Marc Morató who was in charge of introducing the guests to the event. The first to go on stage was Jaume Sanllorente, founder of Bombay Smiles. Sanllorente spoke about the peaceful fight against poverty by reviewing his experience leading the NGO. "There was a day that I decided to leave everything and start helping those who need it most." Gabriel Masfurroll, president of the Alex Foundation and Laureus Spain Foundation, spoke about sport as a tool for social change. He stressed that "sport is a vehicle to encourage changes to society." In addition, he reflected on the need to find a word that defines people with disabilities.

The presentation also featured the pilot Isidre Esteve. After a lifetime dedicated to the engine, in the 2007 he had an accident that changed his life. After two years living with the new situation, he decided that he wanted to help improve the lives of people with spinal injuries and created the foundation that bears his name. Esteve acknowledged that "we live in a very supportive country" recalling that "everything and economic difficulties, every year exceeds the number of donations in La Marató of TV3."

Finally, Jaume Albaigès, ICT consultant in the third sector, said that “NGOs have to take advantage of initiatives such as Sport2help. A platform that transpires professionalism and is very focused on sports. Two characteristics that make it different from other crowdfunding platforms. ”

Apart from the NGOs, athletes were also protagonists yesterday (Sporters). Xavi Roca brought four Sporters on the stage who have already participated in Sport2help. The athlete Roger Roca, the tennis player Núria Llagostera and the Dakar rider Jordi Viladoms explained the reasons why they have decided to participate in this solidarity initiative. Ferran Martínez, an amateur athlete also explained his experience after participating in the Jean Boin for a solidarity cause through Sport2help.

To end the event, the Sport2help team announced two initiatives. The first is to start a new solidarity movement. This is #Day2Help. Demis Torres explained that “we want the 2 day of every month, we all have the time to make a small donation. A small gesture that serves to help others. ” The second novelty is related to the recognition of solidarity athletes. Together with the Laureus Foundation, the most supportive athlete (amateur and professional, male and female) of the year will be recognized annually.

About Sport2help

Sport2help was born with the desire to be a solidarity social network and a CSR platform (Corporate Social Responsibility) for companies. Each Sporter has its profile where it can explain in detail the challenges that are set and which entity it wants to help. In addition, you have all the tools to spread your message to social networks. Causes also have their space to explain the social project. It is a multimedia space where you can see the description of the project in video format and know firsthand how many Sporters are running for their cause.

Sport2help is a non-profit association founded in Barcelona in June of 2012 by Demis Torres (Barcelona, ​​1981), Xavi Roca (Igualada, 1982) and Marc Morató (Terrassa, 1982). Three young entrepreneurs wanting to start a social project that mixes three of their great passions: sports, technology and solidarity.

Source: Sport2Help Press (Marc Morató)

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