Pau Gasol It was a noodle even when it was already beginning to stand out in the prolegomena of the extraordinary race that has led him to win two rings of the NBA with the Lakers, a World Cup, three Europeans and two silver medals in the Olympic Games with the Spanish national team, among many other achievements. Now, at 38, Pau continues his brilliant career in the NBA with the Spurs, but at the same time turns to the task of helping young people who play basketball and especially those who have fewer resources. Allied with his brother Marc, He has also triumphed in the NBA and in the Spanish national team thanks to his effort to lose weight and gain muscle when he was a teenager. They are calling for an initiative for 300 basketball teams.
After the PauVSMarc match which was held last July in Fontajau (Girona), the Gasol brothers decided to dedicate the profits obtained to help those who dream one day with emulating them or the great women's basketball Laia Palau or in his day Amaya Valdemoro. That match organized by Pau and Marc brought together outstanding players like Ricky Rubio, Jimmy Butler, Navarro, Davis Lee, Llull, Dillon Brooks or Juancho Hernangómez, as well as the Gasol brothers. It was a success of audience and audience.
The initiative of the Gasol brothers, called Basket4All, aims to help 300 basketball teams in Spain of lower categories with limited resources. "With these scholarships, we will provide sports equipment to those teams that have a very limited budget, so they can enjoy basketball as I did as a child," says Marc Gasol.
The Gasol Foundation, the foundation of both athletes, will channel these aids to which basketball teams of base categories (prebenjamín, premini, benjamín, alevín and infantil from 6 to 13 years old) that certify low economic resources and are registered in the Registry of Sports Entities in Spain, among other requirements. In addition, teams whose clubs have mixed or female teams in their structure will be prioritized.
The selected teams will receive personalized Nike sports equipment for the 2019-2020 season free of charge. "We also want the teams that are selected to participate in Basket4All to receive training in healthy habits to optimize their development and performance," adds Pau Gasol. In this way, the Gasol Foundation, which focuses its activity on the promotion of healthy habits, will include the teams in its program of promotion of healthy habits 'Coach +' with which it will offer training sessions for the minors, the technical staff of the teams and their families with the aim of demonstrating the important role that physical activity, food, rest and emotional well-being plays in young athletes.
The legal representatives and / or the coaches of all the interested teams will be able to register until next January 30 in the Basket4All initiative by completing the corresponding form through the party's own website www.pauvsmarc.com