Gasol Foundation USA Teams Up with Angel City Sports

Gasol Foundation USA has reached a partnership with Angel City Sports and their Adaptive Sports Equipment Loan Program. Angel City Sports is a Los Angeles-based non-profit that provides year-round adaptive sports opportunities for kids, adults, and veterans with physical disabilities and visual impairments. 

We are extremely grateful to ACS for allowing us to borrow a sports wheelchair for a 4th grader at John Muir K-8th Academy named Jersson. He participated in our first Galactic Sports session for the very first time on February 15th, and had an absolute blast playing basketball with the other children. We are thrilled we could provide this opportunity for him. 

This is significant as kids with disabilities are sometimes not included or encouraged to participate in sports or physical activity, despite sports and physical activity being just as important for children with special needs as it is for any child. As we all know, it can help boost self- confidence, independence, and an overall

better quality of life. Including children with disabilities in everyday activities and encouraging them to have roles similar to their peers is crucial for building the capacity of youth, especially youth with disabilities, and making society more inclusive for all individuals. We look forward to witnessing more about Jersson’s program experience and hearing more positive stories over the next few months. 

Our very own Pau Gasol will be honored by Angel City Sports at the Angel City Sports Annual Awards Gala in April. As the Community Impact Honoree, Pau will be recognized that evening for his work off the court in the community. Congratulations, Pau!