As part of its mission to bring play and football to communities around the world, Chevrolet will host 11 children in Manchester, England, this week to participate as mascots in Manchester United’s match against Liverpool FC.
The children – ages 8 to 14 – are from Brazil, China, India, Thailand and the United States. They will meet with Manchester United players and legends in the days ahead of Saturday’s match, attend the Manchester United Soccer School and tour the club’s stadium, Old Trafford. Chevrolet chose these children because they embody the spirit of play.
The highlight of their once-in-a-lifetime experience will be Saturday, September 12 when the children walk onto the Old Trafford pitch with Manchester United’s 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 their shirts and present them to the mascots.
To meet this year’s mascots and to see their inspiring stories, go to www.ChevroletFC.com.
As part of its Beautiful Possibilities Program, Chevrolet enables children to have greater participation in football by working with local nonprofit organizations to revitalize and transform community pitches in Brazil, India, Thailand and other countries. Since 2012, Chevrolet has brought play to an estimated 45 million youth in underprivileged communities in over 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 footballs.