Thursday, January 15, 2009

All Stars For Hope

by Dick Mac

Arsenal defender, Mikael Silvestre, has organized a benefit soccer match to raise money for schools around the world. The All Stars For Hope event is scheduled for Sunday, June 14, 2009, at Giants Stadium.

Silvestre has lined up an impressive roster of players including some of my favorites, Thierry Henry, Patrick Viera, Nicolas Anelka, Didier Drogba, Bacary Sagna, Claude Makelele, Emmanuel Adebayor, Gael Clichy, Manuel Almunia, Ousmane Dabo, and Ryan Giggs; and some other amazing players I don't like so much, like Cristiano Ronaldo, Frank Lampard, and William Gallas.

A little Arsenal-centric you might say. Not Arsenal-centric enough is my response; but with no fewer than nine current and former Arsenal players in the line-up, this is as close as I am going to get to a match at the Emirates Stadium in the coming years.

I have put in my request for tickets already, and I recommend you do the same. The official site is accepting pre-sale reservations here.

Here is the most recent promotional video:










2 comments:

Alyssa said...

Good luck in getting tix! as a fellow Arsenal fan, I will be envious (in the nicest of ways) if you get to go! :)

Jeremy said...

Dick;

Thanks for supporting All Stars for Hope.

We will see you in June. And spread the word!

Together, We Will Make it Happen!

Jeremy
Co-Executive Producer
All Stars for Hope