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Let the Municipal Games begin! 

Santa Cruz city council has presented the 34th edition of the Municipal Games that will bring together almost 1,500 participants.

The Mayor, Patricia Her-nández, accompanied by sports councillor, Elena Mateo stressed the inclusive nature of this initiative, which is open to the participation of athletes of all ages and encourages neighbourhood coexistence through healthy activities.
As usual, registration to take part in any activity is completely free.
Patricia Hernández said that this project, which began on Monday, January 20th, “will turn the city of Santa Cruz into a huge recreational-sports facility, available to all for the practice of physical exercise and healthy habits. “
The Mayor extended the invitation to the citizens as a whole, stressing: “We do not want anyone to miss the invitation, it only takes a good mood and willingness to have a good time”.
And she pledged: “There will be laughter and healthy competition. The fun is guaranteed and we emphasise the inclusion and participation of people with functional diversity. ”
The activities are free and through this initiative, as the Mayor pointed out, “the benefits are in each participant, but also in the community as a whole, which strengthens ties and establishes links in a healthy way and embraces the environment surrounds.”
Sports councillor, Elena Mateo, said that this project “has the need to adapt to new times and trends.” She also highlighted the inclusive nature of the call: “We want a sport for everyone, always feeling recognised and enjoying the discipline that you like.”
The councilor also wanted to thank the different groups for their “excellent pre-disposition to work as a team and achieve a perfect or-ganisation of these Municipal Games.”
The calendar is made up of team sports leagues, which have been divided into feminine and masculine. Indoor football will be played, for both sexes, in the juvenile, children’s, youth, senior and adult categories, while in basketball there will be children’s, youth and adult tournaments.
There will also be leagues of leisure and recreational activities, such as petanque, Canarian bowls, domino and padel whose calendars and matches will be announced soon to the representatives of each of the registered asso-ciations.