This is a pioneer initiative that explores a transversal model of collaboration to which new town councils can join
Güeñes Town Council recently agreed to join the Athletic Club Foundation. Juan Andrés Iragorri, the mayor of Güeñes, Arantza Unzueta, Councilor for Social Action, Aitor Elizegi, president of Athletic Club, and the board members Goyo Arbizu, Jorge Gómez, Itziar Villamandos, Begoña Castaño, Tomás Ondarra and Iker Goñi ratified the agreement at Ibaigane this morning. Güeñes Town Council signed as a Benefactor and endorsed the Foundation’s commitment to a better society.
The purpose of this new initiative is to formalise, make official and expand these agreements between the Foundation and local councils, thereby allowing the Foundation to carry out its social, environmental, sporting and cultural activities in the municipalities that are members of the Athletic Club Foundation. This initiative includes agreements related to the common good and the Sustainable Development Goals targeted by the Foundation.
Specifically, within the wide range of activities and initiatives offered by the Foundation, Güeñes Town Council has shown its interest in the Thinking Football Film Festival, the Reading Clubs and Workshops, comprehensive training on Child Protection for coaches, and other benefits as a benefactor of the Foundation. The Foundation and Güeñes Town Council are also looking at other ways of transversal collaborating to benefit the third sector organisations in the Basque Country with which the Foundation works.