CMSA delivers on commitments from 2022 Race for a Cause


José Antonio Contreras (seventh from left), Contecon Manzanillo CEO, led the turnover of proceeds from the 5th Contecon Race for a Cause held last year.


Contecon Manzanillo has delivered improvement works to six basic education schools in the municipality of Manzanillo as part of the company’s pledged commitments for the 5th Contecon Race for a Cause last year. The improvements to the educational facilities will provide children with the necessary conditions to enhance their academic development and personal growth.
The achievement was possible through the joint efforts of 28 sponsors and more than 1,600 participants of the 2022 Contecon Race for a Cause. Designed to provide students with a better learning environment through the improvement of school facilities from the race’s proceeds, last year’s edition of the annual race was able to raise MXN1,440,800.28 or roughly USD82,000. Institutions that will benefit from last year’s fund raiser include Basilio Vadillo Elementary School, Elias Zamora Verduzco Elementary School, Salvador Pérez Mancilla Elementary School, María T. Naranjo Villalobos Kindergraten, Juana Ramírez Kindergarten, and María Pérez Alfaro Kindergarten.
The turnover ceremony on May 4 was attended by Adolfo Nuñez González, secretary of Education and Culture of the Government of the State of Colima; María del Rosario Silva Verduzco, undersecretary of Public Education and general director of the Coordination of Educational Services of the State of Colima; César Romero, general director of CIMA Group; and José Antonio Contreras, Contecon Manzanillo chief executive officer.
“We want to leave our mark, leading this initiative, which is ours but also represents the union and work of the various companies of the port community. The Contecon Race for a Cause has become a benchmark for the state of Colima. With the works that we deliver today, we contribute to more than 1,250 girls and boys to have a more comfortable and safer environment that facilitates their school activities. Education is the path to the future of Mexico,” said Mr. Contreras.
He added: “At Contecon Manzanillo, we will continue developing social responsibility plans that specify actions for the well-being of the community from training and the environment, as part of our priority work axes.”
Secretary González addressed the students during the turnover ceremony and said: “I want to tell your parents that this space was built by several organized businessmen, working together and headed by Contecon, so that you have a safer place.” He then thanked Contecon for donating 50 computer sets for basic education schools in the municipality.
Speaking on behalf of CIMA Group, the official sponsor of the 2022 Contecon Race for a Cause, General Director César Romero described the noble cause as one that “benefits our environment and many families, and also helps to consolidate the Port of Manzanillo.” He reiterated the group’s commitment to education and announced their participation in the 6th Contecon Race for a Cause in November.