FGV Athletics Association wins inter-student tournament in Minas Gerais
Fundação Getulio Vargas also stands out in sports competitions. For the first time, FGV has won the UniversiCopa, a tournament that brought together athletic associations from nine institutions of Rio de Janeiro in the city of Juiz de Fora, in Minas Gerais. The FGV Rio Academic Athletics Association (FGV Sports) took first place overall in the competition and won four modalities: men’s futsal, football, swimming and women’s volleyball.
“FGV Sports has gained considerable space in the Foundation. I was able to participate in this growth and with FGV’s institutional support for sports and the integration of our courses, it was possible to obtain this result”, says the Athletic Association’s president, Leonardo Almeida, of the 6th period in Administration.
UniversiCopa 2017 took place November 1-5 and included the participation of athletic associations from UFRJ (Mathematics, Chemistry and Pharmacy), CEFET Nova Iguaçu, UERJ and UFF (Tourism, Dentistry, Nutrition). After the conquest, FGV’s deputy dean, professor Antonio Freitas, met with representatives of FGV Sports – Leonardo Almeida, Letícia Portella and Rodolfo Puglia – and highlighted the importance of sports in student graduation. He congratulated all the students that participated in the competition and added that “this student victory shows the practice of the FGV: ‘mens sano in corpore sano’ (Latin for: a sound mind in a sound body)”.
Founded in 2014, FGV Sports is made up of undergraduate students from the courses of Administration, Social Sciences, Law, Economics and Applied Mathematics from FGV in Rio de Janeiro. A total of 75 students participated in UniversiCopa 2017, representing FGV in seven modalities: basketball, football, futsal, handball, swimming, volleyball and tug of war.
The institution, which consists of undergraduate students, in addition to promoting sports and academic integration activities, is also involved in social causes. Next Friday, November 17, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., they will hold their first social action, at Casa Francisco de Assis, a non-government, beneficial organization located in Laranjeiras, which attends to the low-income population living in the surrounding communities. The ‘gorillas’, as the members of FGV Sports are known, will spend the afternoon with the children of the daycare center, doing some fun activities such as competitions and games. They are also collecting cleaning supplies, which will be donated to the institution.
Go to the website to learn more on how to participate in the social action.