Malaga; July 21, 2016 - VIPS, the leading restaurant chain in Spain, is carrying out sports and corporate responsibility actions in Malaga as part of the two-year agreement it reached in April with the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) and their Universo Mujer (Women’s Universe) project.
This collaboration agreement converted VIPS in the Official Supplier of the Spanish Basketball Federation and saw it also joining Women's Universe, a comprehensive program led by the Spanish Basketball Federation in collaboration with the Spanish Higher Council for Sports, to promote women's sport and the values it transmits in society.
VIPS accompanies the FEB on the Pre-Olympic Rio 2016 Tour with activities
As part of the agreement with the FEB, VIPS is accompanying the Spanish women’s and men’s teams to their preparation games this summer for Rio 2016 in all the cities where the brand is present. Coinciding with the different games, VIPS is organizing different activities to promote the values it shares with the FEB such as teamwork, commitment, effort and excitement for the future. Thus, it is organizing activities related to job orientation, inclusive sports promotion, healthy leisure and the role of women in sports and society in conjunction with different local organizations with talks, conferences and charity games, among other activities.
VIPS collaborates with CEAR on employment counselling
VIPS has set up various activities in Malaga for the game to be held in the José María Martín Carpena Sports Centre between the Spanish and Lithuanian men’s teams.
In collaboration with CEAR (Spanish Refugee Assistance Commission), VIPS held a workshop aimed at 20 women in vulnerable situations at its restaurant located at the Vialia shopping mall where they were able to find out first-hand and practice working in a restaurant and learning about each role, the importance of teamwork and the keys to customer service. The event included the participation of VIPS volunteers and was followed by an employment counselling workshop with tips on getting to know oneself better and learning how to reflect the best of oneself when searching for a job. The day ended with a fun children’s cooking workshop for the participants’ children who had a great time learning how to make some of their favorite recipes.
In addition to this activity, VIPS installed a tent in the fan zone for this afternoon’s national team game in the area surrounding the José María Martín Carpena stadium which was open to all visitors. Basketball fans could test their skills in a three-pointer competition and win gifts and invitations to the Vialia and Malaga Nostrum VIPS restaurant-cafeterias.