A charity sunday

22 Nov

Last sunday hubby and I went to our city main stadium to attend a very special football game.

It was for a special occasion, a charity event to raise money for the Marco Simoncelli Foundation, in order to renovate an old house in his hometown to use as a day care for disabled people.

It was a nice afternoon among friends, as everyone feels to be, part of Marco’s family, lot of people went there on bike, and it was so amusing, as Marco would have liked it.


The match was between the Italian Singers National Football Team (and not only singers but actors also, a team born many years ago just for charity events – “chapeau” to them) and a new team called ” Friends of Sic”. The match was won by the latter but the result wasn’t that important. The important thing is that the event raised (from the tickets sale and the sms sent) more than 100,000 Euros.

There were lots of famous people who wanted to be there to play or not, just to add visibility to the event and to attract attention…..Martin Finnigan, singer of the Rainband, (and spokeperson for the Foundation in the UK) sang their hit “Rise Again” opening the event

Former ski champion Alberto Tomba was there for the kick-off ……………..

and italian singer Zucchero “Sugar” Fornaciari to support the team and his younger son, playing in the match….

Among the football pros, Leonardo played for the Singers Team, while Crespo (one of our local heroes, the most beloved) played for the Sic Team

The most cheered of the day however was Valentino Rossi obviously, the Sic Team Captain….here while greeting his fans and with Paolo, Marco Simoncelli’s father…

It never ceases to amaze me how these two are really close (Vale was Marco best friend for all of his life) considering the fact it was him (and Edwards) who struck in the body of the fallen Marco when he died…..

It was a beautiful day, remembering with a smile a young man gone too soon, doing good for others and sharing passions…..




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One response to “A charity sunday

  1. Gattina

    November 22, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Football is not my cup of tea at all and Mr. G’s neither. I don’t know anything about it, but I know Zucchero !


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