Native Mallorcan Rafael Nadal who has always lived in his home village of Manacor, has been honoured as an adopted won by a neighboring municipality for his flood charity work three years ago.
City council in the hamlet of Sant Llorenç des Cardessar, located less than 10 kms from Nadal’s own base in Manacor, passed a proclamation honouring Spain’s tennis idol for his cleanup work on the ground – and a one million euro donation – in the aftermath of a major flood in 2018.
The player’s charity foundation had little trouble in donating the massive sum, with Nadal himself pitching in with shovels and booms in the initial clean-up stage.
“The contribution of Rafa Nadal was the largest received by the municipality,” the proclamation read. “(We thank) the tennis player for his solidarity.
“The solidarity, humanity and sensitivity of the athlete is not only demonstrated with this fact, but also with the creation of the Rafa Nadal Foundation, which through the transformative power of sport and education helps girls, boys and adolescents with learning disabilities or inability to integrate.”
Nadal is currently sitting out the remainder of the ATP season to heal a foot injury after last competing in two matches in early August in Washington.