The Aruna Kone Foundation are raising money for a purpose built hospital in the Ivory Coast. They are holding a football tournament on 26th May at the Powerleague soccerdome and are looking for just a few more teams to enter.

Full details:

Sunday 26 May 2013
12noon to 5pm
Open Age Tournament
Competition Fee: £50 per team.
Eight pitches available and all teams will play a minimum of three games.
Trophies and medals for runners-up and winners.
Along with many, many other prizes for competitors and spectators.
Including: Win a day with Arouna Koné, tickets for future Wigan Athletic matches and meals for two at some of Wigan’s top restaurants.
Arouna and other Wigan Athletic and Premier League players will be present throughout the day to help present the prizes for the football.
There will also be raffles and other fundraising events on the day with all proceeds going to Arouna’s foundation.
This is a great chance for the whole family to come down to meet Arouna and help him achieve his dream of building a hospital and school back home in the Ivory Coast.

To register your team, for sponsorship opportunities and more information contact: Victor:
07449 476730
Dave: 07842 683573
Andy: 07884 091433

From Arouna: “I set up the foundation in 2007 when I was playing in Belgium. Up to now it has been limited to things like vaccinations and buying school books. But now I want to develop it further. I
want to build a school and a hospital, if that is possible. I feel a responsibility to do what I can.
Guilt is perhaps the wrong word to use. But my whole ethos and desire is about giving something back to the Ivory Coast.”
“There is a whole underclass where I come from.
There are kids in the streets who have to fend for
themselves at a very young age. They aren’t orphans as such, but their families can’t look after them properly and so they basically live on the
streets. It’s those people I want to help. It is too much to think that I can make everyone’s life a happy life, but I want to create some kind of framework that just gives these kids a chance to succeed.”
(Courtesy of The Sunday Mirror)

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