Ducatus Foundation Continues Mission to Support Youth Through Sport

November 15, 2021

Ducatus Foundation Continues Mission to  Support Youth Through Sport

Morristown, NJ – The Ducatus Foundation’s John Kean, along with students from the Elizabeth NJ Public Schools (“EPS” – a sponsored program partner of Ducatus), were present with Abbott Nutrition’s executive vice-president, Daniel Salvadori, and the Real Madrid Foundation’s (“RMF”) head of projects in the Americas, Mateo Figueroa, to ring the bell marking the opening of the NYSE on Wall Street. The event marks the beginning of a three-year commitment by Abbott to support the Real Madrid Foundation’s efforts to provide access to nutritional diagnostics, nutritional education, and treatment in 12 countries (including the US), as well as support other Real Madrid Foundation programs.  As part of the Agreement, Abbott will also provide nutritional science for Real Madrid’s first men’s, women’s, and academy football teams.

For the first time, a Soccer pitch was constructed in the street outside the NYSE where the students demonstrated skills learned.  Ducatus partnered with EPS in 2019 to provide EPS students with social and cultural awareness programs with the objective of promoting values and the importance of health and nutrition through sport.  The program (developed by the Real Madrid Foundation and offered in the US through its partnership with Ducatus) serves as an educational tool capable of contributing to the comprehensive development of the personality and well-being of those who practice it.  In addition, it serves as a means of social integration of those who find themselves suffering from any form of marginalization, discrimination, or social exclusion.

The students also got to meet award-winning writer, producer, actor, and star of Ted Lasso, Jason Sudeikis. Sudeikis, who plays a football coach in the series, joked that “Real Madrid hasn’t gone crazy, they haven’t signed me as coach, I’m here to support the fight against malnutrition.  I’m proud to stand beside Abbott and the Real Madrid Foundation as they continue to push forward together to provide a brighter, healthier future for kids around the world,” said Sudeikis.

About the Ducatus Foundation
Created by BCN Telecom (a nationwide telecommunications and data services company) in the memory of its founder, Richard M. Boudria, the Ducatus Foundation (a fully registered 501(c)(3)) promotes and funds social and cultural awareness programs with the objective of promoting values and the importance of health and nutrition through sport.  The program (developed by the Real Madrid Foundation and offered in the US through its partnership with Ducatus) serves as an educational tool capable of contributing to the comprehensive development of the personality and well-being of those who practice it.  In addition, it serves as a means of social integration of those who find themselves suffering from any form of marginalization, discrimination, or social exclusion. https://www.classy.org/give/241565/#!/donation/checkout

About Real Madrid
Real Madrid C.F. is a sport entity with 119 years of history. It is the club with the most European Cups of both football (13) and basketball (10) and was awarded by FIFA as the Best Club of the twentieth century. Real Madrid has millions of fans in all corners of the world, with 371 million followers on social networks, and is for the third year in a row the most valuable football club in Europe according to The European Elite 2020 report, prepared by consultancy KPMG.  Real Madrid is the most valuable football brand in the world for Brand Finance for the third year in a row and achieved the highest record in the Transparency Index of football club’s last season. More information about Real Madrid C.F. is available at www.realmadrid.com, the most visited soccer club website for the fifth consecutive year.

About the Real Madrid Foundation
The Real Madrid Foundation is the instrument by which Real Madrid is present in society and develops its social and cultural awareness programs. Its main objective is to promote the values of sport, and its role as an educational tool capable of contributing to the comprehensive development of the personality of those who practice it. In addition, as a means of social integration of those who find themselves suffering from any form of marginalization, discrimination, or social exclusion.

About Abbott
Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

DUCATUS FOUNDATION CONTACT

John Kean

jkean@ducatusfoundation.org


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