Caring Is Cool

22 May

Noted pirate-y hipster Esteban Granero tweeted a shot yesterday from the Real Madrid Foundation School in Baza. Turns out that the school will be named in his honor! Here’s some video and photos of the dedication. 

FROM REALMADRID.COM

Realmadrid Foundation academy in Baza to carry Esteban Granero’s name
Realmadrid.com / Translation by Michael J. O’Donnell 

“I am very proud to sponsor an academy in what I regard as my city,” says the player


The Realmadrid Foundation sports and social integration academy in Baza, Granada, will carry Esteban Granero’s name. The player attended the closure of the 2011/12 course. The academy is located in the centre of the town where his parents grew up and has 139 students that play in teams ranging from the Under-9s to the Under-15s. The player was accompanied by Pedro Fernandez, Mayor of Baza; Francisco Gandullo, Manager of the Fundacion Amparo Rubiales; Jose Antonio Piñas Guzman, responsible for Caja Granada in Baza; and municipal members.

The Baza academy started out in September 2011 thanks to an agreement signed by the Realmadrid Foundation, the Fundacion Amparo Rubiales, Baza City Hall and Caja Granada in March 2011. Approximately half of its students are children in risk of social exclusion, victims of domestic violence and/or immigrants.

“I feel from Baza,” said Granero, “I am very proud to sponsor an academy from what I regard as my city. The mayor knows he can count on me for anything.”

I found some additional shots on MGEF and before you ask, I don’t know who the girl is. I’m guessing that she is someone connected with the school or a lucky fan.

- Lozil

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3 Responses to “Caring Is Cool”

  1. sweethearthalo May 22, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    OMG, wait, are these his initials in the shirt? Sorry, but how classy (cool) is that?? :D I’m so proud of him :) He always seems to be so happy when he’s around kids and the kids look happy as well :D

  2. drea May 22, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    I kind of love that our Pirata doesn’t look like a footballer when he’s not on the pitch. He always looks like he just jumped off some band’s tour bus.

  3. jellyace May 22, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

    I admire his (hot looks and) dedication to raising the next generation of Piratillos!

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