Messi presents his Foundation
In Buenos Aires, Messi has revealed the results and projects of his Foundation. He deems his social work "the best individual triumph possible".
People from the sports, culture and political world in Argentina attended Leo Messi’s gala
presentation of his Foundation created in 2007 to promote equal health and education among
children. Some 500 people were at the Hotel Sofitel Reserva Los Cardales in Buenos Aires.
people there to support Messi included Argentina coach, Sergio Batista; coaches José Pekerman and
Carlos Bianchi, tennis star Juan Martín del Potro and Gabriel Masfurroll, vice president of the
Fundació FC Barcelona, in representation of the club, and also members of UNICEF.
The gala included a number of folklore shows and a review of the good work done by the
Fundación Leo Messi. "This is better than any individual triumph", commented Messi.
A video was also shown of Ronaldinho, a close friend of Messi’s, speaking
about the importance of the charity work promoted by the Barcelona number 10. The gala also
reminded listeners of things like the way Messi travelled to Haiti as the UNICEF goodwill
ambassador, and the creation of a children’s play area in the maternity ward of the Hospital
Universitari Vall d'Hebron de Barcelona.