Spain’s Fundación Repsol and Federación Española de Deportes de Personas con Discapacidad Física (FEDDF) announced earlier today that they had signed a collaboration agreement that builds on their existing relationship.
As part of this new agreement, FEDDF representatives will speak to Repsol employees. At the same time, Respol employees will participate in events organized by FEDDF. The overall goal is to improve awareness and support for athletes with physical disabilities in Spain.
Fundación Repsol is a global energy company based in Madrid. In 2013, they had profits around €195 million. FEDDF is one of five sporting bodies that belongs to Comité Paralímpico Español. They trace their history back to an organization founded in 1968, after Juan Antonio Samaranch directed Guillermo Cabezas to create an organization to serve the country’s athletes with disabilities. They support a number of sports in Spain including athletics, wheelchair basketball, cycling, fencing, winter sport, swimming, boccia, wheelchair tennis, table tennis, sports shooting, archery, volleyball, powerlifting and sailing.