The José Manuel Martínez Lifetime Achievement Award, was presented to Vicente del Bosque for his commitment to society throughout his sporting career. During his acceptance speech, del Bosque said that the award serves as a boost to celebrate not only his sports career, but the social actions for those in need. “ I have always tried to ensure that my professional career is linked to a minimum social commitment, as should everyone,” he said.
The Best Social Action Initiatve Awards was awarded to O Dentista do Bem Project, which provides provides free dental care to 71,000 underprivileged children in 14 countries. Its objective is to enhance the social inclusion of disadvantaged children and young people aged between 11 and 17, providing them with dental treatment free of charge, thanks to the efforts of the more than 17,000 dentists comprising the organization.
The Best Accident Prevention Initiative Award was awarded to the Organization of American Firefighters (OAF), which numbers more than one million firefighters among its ranks, the majority of whom work on a volunteer basis in the 65 percent of the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean where the OAF is active. The President of the Organisatioon stated that the 30,000 euros that comes with the award will go toward reinforcing the training of all the members of the organization.
The Best Health Promotion Initiative Awards was presented to Fundación Enlace Hispano Americano de Salud (EHAS). This organization has been running its Healthy Pregnancy project for five years, and has delivered medical care to more than 16,000 pregnant women, thanks to a portable prenatal care kit that facilitates early identification of obstetric risks and the remote validation of diagnoses by an expert medical team. As a result of this innovative project, the Spanish NGO, has succeeded in reducing infant and maternal mortality rates by 40 and 35 percent respectively.