Chevrolet will host two children from India in Manchester, England, this week to participate as mascots in Manchester Uniteds match vs. Liverpool FC. Chevrolet mascots Sonu, 14, and Sharik, 13, will meet and spend time with Manchester United players and legends in the days ahead of Saturdays match, attend the Manchester United Soccer School and tour the Clubs stadium; Old Trafford. They will join nine other children from China, Brazil, Thailand and the United States. Chevrolet chose these children because they embody the spirit of play.
The highlight of their once-in-a-lifetime experience will be Saturday when the children walk onto the Old Trafford pitch with Manchester Uniteds first team, each player wearing a match shirt with the name of his mascot on the back. Moments before the match starts, in a show of admiration and in line with football tradition, Manchester United players will remove the shirts and present them to the mascots.
This week in Manchester, were going to show these children, their families and communities, and millions of Manchester United followers around the world how football and play can change lives and create beautiful possibilities, said Tim Mahoney, chief marketing officer, Global Chevrolet.
As part of its Beautiful Possibilities Program, Chevrolet works with local nonprofit organizations to teach the game and revitalize and transform community pitches, enabling children greater participation in the sport. In May, Chevrolet revitalized the sport ground at the Rebecca Belilious English Institution in Tikiapara for Slum Soccer, an organization that uses football to transcend race, religion, language and gender to bring about a change in the lives of street dwellers.
Chevrolet also worked with Slum Soccer to identify Sonu and Sharik to participate as mascots. 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 will use on penalty kicks at halftime of Saturdays match.
Source : MotorOctane