The young Paulo Galatti’s dream of competing in the Bodyboarding Pro-Junior World Circuit final, in Spain, is about to come true. At 17, he is a low-income student in the Neymara Carvalho Institute and was crowdfunding online to gather funds for the trip and has now just formalized a sponsorship agreement with ArcelorMittal Tubarão, which will sponsor his trip to participate in the last event of the tournament. The partnership will be signed next Monday, October 10, in the company.
Galatti is one of the new generation stars of the local sport and the only Brazilian representative in the Pro-Junior category. With the steel company’s support, he will take part in the World final event, which takes place in the Gran Canary Island from October 15 to 30. The young athlete sports winnings in his curriculum such as the 2021 Capixaba Open, and the World Tournament in Marcona, Peru, in 2022.
ArcelorMittal Tubarão is a company with a strong participation in the local sport, particularly the bodyboarding. The steel producer sponsors Neymara Carvalho, five-time world champion and her daughter Luna Hardmann, who won the Pro-Junior in Portugal in September. The company also carried out last July an unprecedented bodyboarding event in the state: ArcelorMittal Wahine Bodyboarding Pro, exclusively for female athletes, who came from different countries to participate in the competition.
“This support is aligned with one of our main proposals, which is to foster the practice of sports. In addition, we will be helping a young emerging talent, dedicated and hardworking athlete, who has every chance of bringing a new title to Brazil and now, with our support, also has the opportunity for that”, commented João Bosco Reis da Silva, ArcelorMittal Tubarão Sustainability and Institutional Relations General Manager.