On balance, Thinking, Letrak eta Futbola was very positive thanks to the response of the audiences who attended throughout the six days, with the events being held in the Sala BBK (the opening) and the Sala Norte in San Mamés (the rest of the sessions). Despite the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic affected both the management and running of the festival, the Foundation presented a well-received and varied programme that merged the Thinking Football Film Festival and the Literature and Football cultural festivals.
The premiere could not have been any more exciting, thanks to the exclusive screening of a special production about Aritz Aduriz, who was the main star at the opening night. John Carlin and Ander Izagirre were the special guests on day two. On Wednesday, a tribute was paid to Howard Kendall at San Mamés, with several of the former players he managed at Athletic Club in attendance. On Thursday it was the turn of writers Amets Arzallus, Karmele Jaio and Igor Elortza and on Friday the baton was passed on to Carlos Zanón, José Ignacio Carnero and Enrique Ballester. The festival ended on Saturday 9 at San Mamés with the screening of the films “Buscando a Panzeri” (Looking for Panzeri) and “Vatreni”. The Athletic Club Foundation is already working on next year’s editions, which will hopefully be held normally after the coronavirus has been defeated.
The most genuine press conference
Igor Porset answers the questions about the book “Ser Williams” from readers well known to the Athletic family
World Down Syndrome Day
Athletic Club and the Foundation join the #LotsOfSocks campaign through a video in which four Genuine footballers take part
“Ser Williams” (Being Williams) available in digital format
The Foundation provides a link on its website to download Igor Porset’s book in digital format
Cafés Baqué, the coffee of Athletic
The Biscay-based company signs a sponsorship deal with Athletic Club and also becomes a Strategic Partner of the Foundation
San Mamés lights up in the colours of CAFE
The Club and Foundation have joined the awareness week promoted by the Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE).
A special BertsoDerbia
Athletic Club Fundazioa has published two videos recorded in San Mamés with the bertsolaris Onintza Enbeita and Andoni Egaña
Charity auction for derby jerseys
Athletic and Real Sociedad, through their respective foundations, are raising funds for the Doctors of the World charity
“Ser Williams”, written by Igor Porset, an Athletic Genuine player
The Foundation has published a book which tells the moving, autobiographical story of a boy with an intellectual disability who wears the Athletic shirt
Athletic Club and the Foundation join the Bizkaia Red Cross toy collection campaign
Athletic stores will be the collection point for an initiative that seeks to distribute 6,000 new toys among children from families in hardship
Athletic Foundation – Anesvad Solidarity Masks
The Athletic Club Foundation has joined the Anesvad solidarity mask initiative thanks to a limited edition of 500 units