My World Cup 2014 Project for Charity

When I came up with the idea in September last year , I knew it would not be easy to get all these famous guys to autograph balls for me. Well, for Charity. Still a challenge. Pele’, Falcão e Rai are personal friends. No trouble at all getting them to sign and send them back to me. The others however might present a problem, I thought. Not true at all. Every single one of them promptly agreed to join the project.

Then the people from ABC Trust decided we should add a twist to make it even more challenging and, therefore, valuable. Tomorrow, these balls will be despatched to 11 British Artist. Watch this space to find out more about it.

Betise with the signed balls in front of her

These balls have been travelling around for the last 9 months to be autographed. I have personally bought most of them,  a few dear friends have been kind enough to bike, drive and even fly them around Brazil and overseas. 11 balls signed by Pelé, Zico, Falcão, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Romario, Rai, David Luis, Oscar, Ramires e Neymar (the 3 Chelsea players’ are missing on the photo.

Quando eu tive a idéia, em setembro do ano passado, eu sabia que não seria fácil conseguir que todos esses jogadores famosos autografassem asbolas para mim. Bem, para a caridade. Ainda assim seria um desafio. Pelé ‘, Falcão e Rai são amigos pessoais. Nenhum problema ai. Mandei as bolas eles assinaram e as enviaram de volta. Os outros, no entanto, poderiam apresentar um problema, pensei. Nada!!!  Todos eles prontamente concordaram  em participar do projeto.

Então, o pessoal do  ABC Trust decidiu que deveríamos acrescentar um twist para torná-lo ainda mais difícil e, portanto, valioso. Amanhã, essas bolas serão entregues a 11 artistas britânicos.  O resultado voce vai ver aqui no meu blog.

About Betise Assumpcao Head

Communicator, specialized in Media Relations, Reputation, Crisis Management, corporate or individual. I started as a Sports Journalist (7 years, Mains newspapers and magazines in Brazil) turned into World Wide Press Officer (Senna 1990/1994), been to Games in Barcelona Atlanta, London & Rio 2016. Italy, Germany & Brazilian World Cups.

4 responses to “My World Cup 2014 Project for Charity”

  1. Berenice malzone says :

    Amazing!! Good luck!!


  2. Piers says :

    I love this idea! Typical you – original and generous. Looking forward to seeing what the British artists do in the next phase.


  3. Piers Young says :

    Love this idea! Typical you – original and generous. Looking forward to seeing what the British artists manage to do next.


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