In recent days, Spanish Authorities shower award on 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal for his achievements and kindness. After he has received two prestigious awards, Rafa will collect CEU Angel Herrera Award for ethics and Values on 22nd January 2021 in a virtual ceremony.
The humanity award will be presented by the San Pablo CEU University Foundation, which was established to make positive changes in society via its educational institutions across Spain.
Once a year, the San Pablo CEU University Foundation honours people, institutions and companies with its CEU Angel Herrera Award for their contribution to improving society and promoting the common good since 1997.
An institution of learning also emphasises, “not only the unquestionable career of one of the best athletes in the story but, above all, that of a young man who is a personal reference on the track and off it for millions of people.”
In 2008, Spaniard established ‘Rafa Nadal’ foundation along with his mother, Ana María Parera to help society.
Subsequently, Nadal’s Foundation created the NETS centre (Nadal Educational Tennis School) in India in 2010, which integrates vulnerable children and offers sports training and education.
Another two projects have been carried out at the Rafa Nadal Foundation Centres in the Spanish Cities(Palma and Valencia) since 2014 and 2019 respectively.
The San Pablo CEU University Foundation describes Rafael Nadal as “an example for schoolboys and university students through the most prominent features of his personality.”
In 2016, Spanish legend opened his international tennis academy, which is called Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar and located in Manacor, Spain. It provides world-class tennis training and education for students under a single roof.