• The IPN General Director, Arturo Reyes Sandoval, took the official photograph with the Major League teams: White Donkeys and Owls
• The Secretary of Public Education, Delfina Gomez Alvarez, has reiterated the importance of students performing physical activity to counteract obesity and overweight
• Reyes Sandoval recognized the players for not letting their guard down during the confinement and preparing as well as possible for this season
Faced with the new normal, sports activities will have an important role in the National Polytechnic Institute and american football, now represented by the Major League teams: White Donkeys, Owls and White Eagles, has been and will continue to be the reference sport of the institution, because it strengthens the identity and polytechnic values, said the IPN´s General Director, Arturo Reyes Sandoval, while urging the players to endorse their successes and proudly represent this house of studies.
The Secretary of Public Education, Delfina Gomez Alvarez, has reiterated in various forums that national and international institutions support the return to face-to-face classes, because it is very important that children, adolescents and young people strengthen their learning and socio-emotional health, in addition to performing physical activity, since sport is essential to counteract obesity and overweight.
When taking the official photograph with the White Donkeys and Owls teams, squads that will participate in the 2021 Season of the National Student Organization of American Football (ONEFA, for its acronym in spanish), Reyes Sandoval emphasized: I am sure they will play an excellent role, because they prepared with great courage to face the sporting challenges of this new season, despite the limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the "Wilfrido Massieu" Stadium, located in the "Adolfo López Mateos" Professional Unit, the head of the IPN addressed the polytechnic players, whom he acknowledged that they never let their guard down and that during the confinement they carried out physical activities at home, through training adapted to the new normal, guided by their coaches. "I know the desire they had to return to sports activities!"
Wishing success to the IPN football teams, he stressed the importance of polytechnic symbols such as the white donkey, the baton and the cherry and white colors, which have been proudly carried by the players. "You occupy a very special position in the IPN and you are going to be a reference, to give a special encouragement to the polytechnic community and society, in order to get them encouraged and can think about returning to their normal activities."
Finally, Reyes Sandoval said that like sports, cultural activities will be very important in the IPN, because young people will strengthen values and have the resilience to face adverse conditions. "These activities generate these capacities to move forward and not stop, to be well healthy physically and mentally," he said.
Previously, the IPN´s Secretary of Educational Services, Ana Lilia Coria Paez, commented that the authorities of the Polytechnic are very proud of their students and their american football players and hope that they continue to raise the name of the Institute.