Málaga Regional Hospital and Ibima organize a second 7-a-side soccer tournament to benefit biomedical research

Málaga Regional Hospital and Ibima organize a second 7-a-side soccer tournament to benefit biomedical research
Málaga Regional Hospital and Ibima organize a second 7-a-side soccer tournament to benefit biomedical research

MALAGA, May 9. (EUROPA PRESS) –

The Regional University Hospital of Malaga and the Malaga Biomedical Research Institute and Nanomedicine Platform (Ibima Plataforma Bionand) have organized the celebration of the second edition of the 7-a-side football tournament to benefit biomedical research.

The sporting event, which will take place on the afternoon of Friday, May 31 and the morning of June 1, will be held at the Sports Complex of the University of Malaga (UMA), as reported by the organizers.

A total of 16 teams made up of 21 members each will compete to reach the grand final in a competition where the main objective “is to participate with the financial contribution to allocate funds to different lines of research or biomedical research projects within Ibima Platform Bionand, which are developed at the Regional Hospital.

The competition format will be a direct knockout, starting with a round of 16 on the first day, moving on to a second day in which the quarterfinals, semifinals, as well as third and fourth place will be held to culminate with the grand final.

The tournament presentation event was attended by the managing director of the Regional Hospital of Málaga, José Antonio Ortega, accompanied by the director of Management and General Services of the hospital, Paula Corrales; the scientific director of Ibima Plataforma Bionand, Francisco J. Tinahones, as well as the deputy vice-rector for Strategic Projects, Institutional Relations and University Welfare of the UMA, Consolación Pineda.

In addition, work is currently being done to have the participation not only of teams, but also of sponsors who join the list of entities that support this sporting event with donations for biomedical research.

The sporting event will also have a ‘Zero Row’ for all those who cannot participate or attend and wish to collaborate with this charitable cause. In that case, this year as a novelty there has been a digital platform where you can make the donation through https://whydonate.com/es/donate/torneo-futbollineas-investig…

Regarding this charitable sporting event, the managing director of the Regional Hospital of Malaga has pointed out that “this type of initiative is very interesting in creating the habit within Malaga society of the need to support biomedical research, which has an impact directly in health care due to its translational nature.

Ortega pointed out that “this hospital has an important network of associations and entities that since they learned about the idea of ​​repeating this edition have contacted us to collaborate again in some way or another”, something that, he said , “comes to tell us the enormous commitment from different entities in the city with this tournament and with solidarity by supporting a charitable cause such as the contribution of funds for research.”

For her part, Paula Corrales added her gratitude “to the group of companies that have been interested in the initiative, financially or in terms of spices for this sporting event.”

Francisco J. Tinahones, has declared that he is “proud that sport and research go hand in hand in this type of initiative” and has stated that “it is a project that involves an effort by companies, associations, health professionals and, in general, definitively, of citizens to support biomedical research while having a good time practicing sports, which is still a healthy activity.

Furthermore, the scientific director of the Institute has acknowledged feeling “very proud that the Institute leads this type of initiative that, together with the Regional Hospital of Malaga, is celebrating its second edition”, since this fact reinforces the “loyalty and commitment of everyone to continue betting on projects that have stability and can be held in a fixed manner year after year.

For her part, the deputy vice-rector for Strategic Projects, Institutional Relations and University Welfare of the UMA, Consolación Pineda, said she felt “very proud to be, for the second consecutive year, the hosts of this tournament, hosted at the Sports Complex of the University of Malaga this event and putting at the service of the initiative all the infrastructure they need to practice the 17 7-a-side football matches that they will have, encouraging not only the teams, but also the public to attend and feel like a participant in it. off the field of play.”

In addition, the tournament organizers are planning to organize activities to entertain the public during the match breaks by launching solidarity penalties with gifts and giveaways thanks to the collaboration of some companies.

Finally, there will be a friendly match, in addition to the tournament, with the aim of promoting research from childhood with two teams of children under 14 years of age, organized by the Malaga Diabetes Association (Adima). The tournament champion will face, like last year, the Málaga CF Veterans.

 
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