AS Roma had announced a great effort to support millions of refugees around the world and today James Pallotta pledged an initial donation to let this charitable program start.
In the last few days press and media around the world praised AS Roma’s idea to begin a charitable program to support millions of refugees that are suffering around the world. In THIS article ASRoma360 had carefully explained the guidelines of an innovative program thought of and created by James Pallotta, the Bostonian investor that acquired the majority stake of the major club of the capital of Italy, AS Roma. We also mentioned that teams such as Fiorentina, Bologna and Torino promptly joined the giallorossi in this great initiative as well as the Lega Serie A and Serie B that decided to provide their contribution for a just cause.
Today’s news is stating that AS Roma unveiled its economic effort for the refugees deciding to pledge €575,000 as initial donation to kick-start the program called Football Cares. James Pallotta and its team decided to provide the funds as follows:
• €250,000 from AS Roma;
• €75,000 from Roma investors;
• A personal donation of €250,000 from Roma President Jim Pallotta.
In addition, through the official website of the team the AS Roma President James Pallotta released a statement to explain the purpose of this charitable program:
“We have been active in Italy for some time on a number refugee aid projects, but, after seeing the images coming out of Europe and the Middle East last week, we felt that AS Roma had to do much more, and we welcome that challenge and responsibility.
We want to create a platform to connect the entire football community under the ‘Football Cares’ banner – we believe we can achieve more together than we can on our own. Football Cares’ will raise money for the charities through both a donation page for clubs, fans and businesses to contribute to and an all-club auction site.”
The club of Trigoria have put up three match-worn shirts for auction, those of the captain Francesco Totti, the striker Edin Dzeko and the midfielder Miralem Pjanic. Even other players have already stated to deeply believe in this humanitarian project and to be willing to give their jerseys for future auctions.
Visit HERE to make a donation to ‘Football Cares’.
Visit HERE to bid on an item up for auction.