Thursday, 30 December 2010

€1 million raised by Rafa & Roger in Madrid


Google translation

One million euros, a million dreams.

Exactly a week ago, Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer fought in the Magic Box in Madrid one of the most exciting matches of the season, the "Unite for Children, a charity whose funds were meeting for Rafa Nadal Foundation.

Today has been known that the figure collected that day was 1 million euros, an amount may increase in coming weeks as they are selling pieces of the track that was played.  For the first time in the history of tennis, fans can take home a piece of the surface on which the match was played.  Each piece will be kept in a perspex box and shall be signed by Rafael Nadal.  They can be purchased through the Foundation website
They have raised funds through ticket sales and through the front row, anonymous donations, which increased the day 22 during the celebration of the match thanks to the collaboration calls made during the broadcast of TVE. "No said too to thank all the people who welcomed us and all persons, sponsors and partners that helped us take the project forward.  The Foundation will continue working and transmitting the values that led us to create, "says Rafa Nadal, a founding patron.  These are the three values that characterize the Spaniard and that he wants to convey to the smallest through the Foundation.
Rafa Nadal Foundation

Rafa Nadal Foundation was established in November 2007 with the aim of providing opportunities for children and adolescents with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Offers education programs and use of sport as a tool for personal and social integration.  "2010 was an important year for the Foundation. Earlier this year, we created the "More than just tennis" with Special Olympics Spain.  We recently signed an agreement for a major project of integration and SOS sport.  And just days ago, the Foundation visited India to open a school in Anantapur born through collaboration with the Fundación Vicente Ferrer, "said Claudia Blasi, Director General of the Foundation.

This school is part of the first project of international cooperation that have taken place.  Rafa had the opportunity to meet some of the children who will be trained in that school, and thanks to the Foundation may also receive psychosocial support, health and nutrition.  They, as the motto of the Foundation, will also have a chance.

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