This initiative, organised by NVOGA, is the first of its kind to be held in Marbella and is generating a large amount of support and interest.

Marbella, April 1st, 2019: This year, for the first time NVOGA has organised the First Charity Padel Tournament aimed at the Real Estate Sector.  The official presentation of the event was held this morning, in the Town Hall of Marbella. Presiding at this event was the  Lieutenant Mayor of Las Chapas, Carlos Alcalá, office manager at NVOGA, María José Jiménez, the representative of the Association Building the Future, Ángela Sánchez Tamayo, and the tournament organiser and Director General of NVOGA José Carlos León.

During the presentation, Carlos Alcalá highlighted the importance of these private initiatives that promote sport while at the same time aid charitable causes, urging people to participate: ¨This is a unique initiative, and it highlights  that Marbella is a charitable city.¨

José Carlos León, the General Director of NVOGA, said that he wanted to get together all those who work in the various avenues of the real estate sector here on the coast.  ¨We want to thank all our donors, sponsors and donors who have wanted to take part and assist in this tournament.¨ Furthermore, he added that as the tournament has created such wide support that the decision has been made to open up the entries for everyone instead of just those associated with the real estate sector.  Next year the tournament will be held in El Higuerón, in Fuengirola and the following year it will be held in Estepona.

The tournament will be held on April 5th, 6th and 7th in the Racket Club of Los Monteros.  So that everyone can participate there will be various categories: 2a, 3a and 4a masculine, 3a and 4a feminine and mixed A and B.  Entries can be made through www.padelmanager.com or by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The inscription price is €20.

Over the course of the weekend various different activities are being held.  On Friday the 5th from 10am a real estate day has been organised.  Talks will be given on the evolution of the real estate market, marketing novelties using the latest tools, the latest construction techniques and the newest trends in decorating and architecture.  Furthermore, on the morning of Saturday the 6th a friendly football game will be played, “Spain vs. the World”, which has generated a lot of interest and carries high expectations. Various other fun family-based games will be played over the weekend.

All the money raised is being donated to the Centro de Atención a la Diversidad Infantil, and the Association Building the Future in Uganda, to assist them in the various aid programs that they are currently operating. The president of CADI, Ángela Sánchez Tamayo explained how the funds that are raised will go towards a program of Equine Therapy, an activity that the children love, the relationship and interaction with the horses being hugely beneficial for them.  She also said that a specially adapted padel match will be played during the tournament with the children of the association.

¨The funds raised will be used to help build the new school in Kasese so that more children can be enrolled,  along with water tanks in which to store drinking water as well as a small football field as the children love to play this sport.¨ Explained María José Jiménez about the Association Building The Future.

The First Charity Padel Tournament has been supported by public institutions such as the Marbella Town Hall, as well as by many private companies and institutions such as: By Urbania Internacional, Pedro Peña, Alquimia, Neinor Homes, Fundación Vía Célere, ASG Homes, Volvo Vypsa, Dazia Capital Darya Homes, Roche Bobois, Kronos Homes, Manzanares lawyers, MBC Arquitectos, Ambience by Andrea Böck, TM Grupo Inmobiliario, Aedas Homes, La Albaida, Bulthaup Marbella, Malashpina, Marie-Noëlle Comunicación and Cadena Ser who is the official broadcasting station for the tournament.

NVOGA is giving out prizes for the winners, ranging from a dinner for two, an excursion by boat, sports equipment, a spa day for two people, luxury food hampers, home decoration, to name but a few. Additionally, each player will be given a welcome pack at the start of the tournament.

ABOUT  BUILDING THE FUTURE:

The Association Building the Future was started by María José Jiménez, Office Manager of NVOGA, to help the children of Uganda go to school through the Rwenzori Child Care program.  Secondary school is incredibly expensive in Uganda, and few children are able to attend unless their families have a high economic income or receive external help. María José saw this problem in one of the rural schools close to Kasese, Rwenzori Focus Primary School, where 170 children from the area were enrolled.  The torrential rains had destroyed the main school building, inciting María José to come up with the idea to try and raise funds to help with the construction of the new school. Building the Future was born out of this need to help facilitate and provide schooling and education for children in these rural areas of Uganda.  

Donations can be done through this bank account: ES49 0081 7460 6700 0304 9209

ABOUT CENTRO DE ATENCIÓN A LA DIVERSIDAD INFANTIL de MARBELLA:

This is a small charitable association in Marbella made up of families, children and youths who suffer from any type of handicap, whether it be physical, intellectual or sensorial.  Their main objective is to have the funds available so that they can offer resources, therapies and aid to those families who need it. They offer a complete program of activities, ranging from therapeutic to sporting and social, which are always aimed at the needs of each individual.  Sport is the most successful method through which these objectives are obtained. Currently there are 11 disciplines used by the association in Marbella, such as swimming, basketball, equitation, padel, surf, golf, etc. In the 38th edition of the Copa del Rey regatta, one of the boats competing had two crew members who were members of this association.  They have one of the first social programs available in the city, where these youths can go out and have dinner and enjoy themselves like the rest of their peers, whilst being supervised by a monitor or a volunteer. They have also just opened their door for parents in order to help these families who are going through this experience.