Hublot, official watch of UEFA EURO 2016, has made a donation to the UEFA Foundation for Children which will be used to help children and youngsters celebrate the joy of football at the tournament.
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Hublot, official watch of UEFA EURO 2016, has made a donation to the UEFA Foundation for Children to help children and youngsters celebrate the joy of football at the tournament.
A cheque for €20,000 was presented to UEFA foundation administrator Cyril Pellevat by Hublot's CEO Ricardo Guadalupe at the Hublot Match for Friendship at the Palais Royal in Paris on Thursday.
The funds provided by the Swiss watchmaker will help finance logistical organisation at the international streetfootballworld Festival 16, taking place in Lyon from 28 June to 7 July. The event is sponsored by the Sport dans la Ville association in Lyon. Children and young people from all over Europe and beyond will gather to celebrate UEFA EURO 2016, with an international solidarity tournament (4–6 July) as one of the highlights.
Thursday's Hublot Match for Friendship featured teams of famous players, coached by legends Pelé and Diego Maradona. The stars who took part included David Trezeguet, Fernando Hierro, Dida, Hernán Crespo, Bebeto, Angelo Peruzzi, Ciro Ferrara and Marco Materazzi.
"The UEFA Foundation for Children thanks Hublot for its support," said UEFA Foundation for Children secretary Pascal Torres. "Through this gesture of solidarity, Hublot is sharing in this project, enabling hundreds of disadvantaged children from more than 50 countries to be involved in the great festival that UEFA EURO 2016 represents."