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NEARLY 500,000 EUROS COLLECTED DURING THE « HERO MATCH »
482,490 euros were collected on Tuesday, during the « Heroes’ Match », organized at Groupama Stadium, in Décines, in the Lyon suburbs. In front of 22,000 spectators, the meeting brought together several emblematic players from Olympique Lyonnais of the 2000s, from captain Sonny Anderson to the always very reactive Rémy Vercoutre, via the rock Cris or the whimsical Kim Kallström.
These funds will be « fully donated to UNICEF to finance its emergency programs and help child victims of the war in Ukraine as well as to OL Fondation to support its actions for the benefit of children and fight against inequalities. “, say the organizers of the charity event.
« I would like to sincerely thank all the personalities, the partners, the general public, the volunteers and all those who contributed to the success of this 2nd edition of the ‘Heroes’ Match’. Everyone’s commitment and the tremendous mobilization of all around this event will help UNICEF to come to the aid of 7.5 million Ukrainian children », welcomed Jean-Marie Dru, President of UNICEF France. « Football and sport more broadly remain great tools for promoting a message of peace, unity, unity, but also hope, » said the president of the Rhone club, Jean-Michel Aulas. .