SAN NICOLÁS DE LOS GARZA | Thursday, May 23, 2019.- A constant concern for our beloved Bato was that children and young people should have the opportunity to receive a better education and to practice the sport they love.

And today, in his absence, he will continue to contribute to this cause thanks to the creation of the Osvaldo Batocletti Chair, announced today by Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL), to honor, academically and permanently, the career of the eternal Tigres captain. 

The Rector of UANL, Rogelio Garza Rivera, made the announcement during the swearing-in ceremony of the Director of the Faculty of Sports Organization, the area of the university entrusted with organizing series of conferences with sport experts. 

The aim is to launch this Chair officially in the August-December 2019 semester, with the main beneficiaries being the students, since it will bring them into direct contact with diverse specialists and researchers in sport science and professionals in this field.

Batocletti, who passed away on May 17th, had ties with the UANL football representative teams. Bato, as he was known, was a champion coach in the 2009 National University Games, when he replaced Roberto Gadea, who was unable to attend this sports competition for health reasons.