The big gesture of solidarity from Adri Arnaus

He left the Spanish Open with a total of €1,550, to which this week he added €2,350, thanks to an eagle and the 21 birdies achieved these four days at the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande

by Andrea Gussoni
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The big gesture of solidarity from Adri Arnaus
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One of the great news that this tour of two European Tour tournaments brought to Spain was the charitable initiative that the Catalan Adri Arnaus has carried out together with the Gasol Foundation, called 'Birdies for Childrens Health', with which the player of Moià contributed €100 for each birdie achieved and €250 for each eagle.

Adri Arnaus, results

He left the Spanish Open with a total of €1,550, to which this week he added €2,350, thanks to an eagle and the 21 birdies achieved these four days at the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande. To that we must add the contributions that other players and anyone who wanted to join this beautiful initiative that arose a few weeks ago in a conversation between Arnaus himself and Pau Gasol have been making.

Arnaus finished the Estrella Damm in nineteenth position with 8 strokes under par, another eight behind the winner, the Polish Adrian Meronk (-16). Pau Gasol Sáez (Barcelona, 6 July 1980) is a former Spanish basketball player.

He is considered one of the strongest foreigners to have played in the NBA, as well as the strongest Spanish basketball player ever. He participated in 6 All-Star Games, was part of the All-NBA Team 4 times and won 2 NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Gasol was the first Memphis Grizzlies player (as well as Spanish) to participate in the All-Star Game, as well as holding the Tennessee franchise record for field goal percentage He is one of the few players in the NBA to have scored at least 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, 3,500 assists and 1,500 blocks, as well as among the 50 best scorers in the history of the league.

With the Spanish national team he participated in many tournaments, winning 1 World Cup (2006, of which he was MVP) and 3 European Championships (2009, 2011 and 2015), as well as having obtained 2 silvers (2008, 2012) and 1 bronze ( 2016) at the Olympics.

Furthermore, he is the European basketball player to have obtained the most medals and to have scored the most points in the history of Eurobasket. He served as Spain's flag bearer at the 2012 Olympics. [15] He has been a UNICEF ambassador since 2003 and created the charity Gasol Foundation His commitment to social causes won him the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award and the NBA Community Assist Award in 2012.

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