MANCHESTER UNITED PLAYERS & 11 KIDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD SHARE BEAUTIFUL POSSIBILITIES

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MANCHESTER UNITED PLAYERS & 11 KIDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD SHARE BEAUTIFUL POSSIBILITIES

 

SEPTEMBER 2015 – MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – Eleven children from around the world capped a once-in-a-lifetime experience Saturday by participating as Chevrolet mascots in Manchester United’s 3-1 victory vs. Liverpool at Old Trafford stadium and millions watching worldwide as part of Chevrolet’s Beautiful Possibilities Program.

Upon entering the pitch, each Manchester United first team player wore a match shirt with the name of his mascot on the back. Moments before the match began, in a show of admiration and in line with football tradition, the players removed the shirts and presented them to the mascots.

The children – ages 8 to 14 from Brazil, China, India, Thailand and the United States – were selected and brought to Manchester by Chevrolet because they embody the spirit of play. In the days leading up to the match, the children met Manchester United players and legends, attended Manchester United Soccer School and toured Old Trafford, among other activities. Each child’s story is featured at www.ChevroletFC.com

As part of its Beautiful Possibilities Program, Chevrolet enables children greater participation in football by working with local nonprofit organizations to revitalize and transform community pitches in Brazil, India, Thailand and other countries. During the pitch revitalization projects, Chevrolet identified children for an opportunity to receive this special experience in Manchester.

It’s the second consecutive year Chevrolet has brought children from around the world to Manchester to participate as mascots, an experience the brand plans to continue for years to come.

In addition to its Beautiful Possibilities Program, since 2012 Chevrolet has brought play to an estimated 45 million youth in underprivileged communities in more than 90 countries worldwide by distributing more than 1.5 million ultra-durable footballs from One World Play Project. Chevrolet, the official sponsor of One World Play Project, has committed to distributing 2 million One World Futbols, which the mascots used on penalty kicks at halftime during Saturday’s match.