Movistar Estudiantes kicks off an exciting 2021-22 season, in which it faces three tremendous challenges: the men’s team, the LEB Oro. The women’s team, the Endesa Women’s League and the debut in Eurocup Women.
The opening ceremony before the media, sponsors and institutions will be next Wednesday, September 22 at 12:00 at its headquarters, the Movistar Academy Magariños in Madrid.
The highlight of this event will be a Mixed “All Star” match in which the LEB Oro players and the “women in black” players will face off mixed together. Head to head the Jackson-Knight team against the Beirán-Espín team.
Recognitions in times of pandemic
After a very complicated season, both sports and social, especially due to the COVID19 pandemic, Movistar Estudiantes will take advantage of this start-of-season event to make different institutional recognitions.
Thus, it will recognize the work of what will continue to be its field for the 11th consecutive year, the WiZink Center, as the headquarters of the extraordinary 24-hour vaccination campaign organized by the Community of Madrid. Recognition will be received by Enrique Ruiz Escudero, Regional Minister of Health of the Community of Madrid and Manuel Saucedo, Managing Director of Impulsa Eventos e Instalaciones.
The role of the Madrid City Council will also be recognized, as a quarry city for culture and sports. Something that is demonstrated by both the title of World Capital of Sports 2022 and the declaration of World Heritage by UNESCO of the Paseo del Prado-Recoletos axis. Movistar Estudiantes will wear the name of its city with extra pride this season throughout Spain and Europe.
In addition, Movistar Estudiantes wants to recognize the Higher Sports Council (CSD) for its constant support of women’s sports and grassroots sports and for having sustained the Spanish sports ecosystem during the pandemic. The presence of the President and Secretary of State for Sports, José Manuel Franco, is confirmed.