India has announced the kick-off of the donation and delivery of 20,000 nearly
indestructible One World Futbols to marginalised and underprivileged children
in India on the special occasion of Children’s Day, November 14. The unique
initiative is aimed at reaching out to the less fortunate
children in India, especially those who cannot afford and maintain a football.
“Many of these
children are growing up in less privileged circumstances where sometimes a game
of football could lighten up their lives by teaching them the true meaning of
team spirit and fair play,” said Lowell Paddock, President and Managing
Director, GM India.
“The joy that
comes from playing football can help lift their spirits and replace despair
with hope. Chevrolet’s founding sponsorship of One World Futbol Project is
intended to spark a worldwide movement to give children a pathway out of
poverty and despair with the benefits that fitness, sport and teamwork can
bring – something we call the ‘Power of Play’,” added Paddock.
initiative today kicked off with donation of 91 footballs to Sankalp School in
Gurgaon—a school for disadvantaged children run by Gurgaon-based NGO Sankalp
Welfare Society. The Chevrolet-branded One World Futbols, delivered to the
school in a Chevrolet Enjoy Multi-Purpose Vehicle, brought countless smiles to
over 900 children who can now enjoy the game of football as much as they want.
corporate social responsibility mission of “Driving a Better Tomorrow,”
Chevrolet India is working with One World Futbol Project to donate a total of at
least 20,000 One World Futbols to disadvantaged children across the country.