The commitment of Atlético de Madrid with the message promoted by Pope Francisco and Scholas Occurrentes Foundation of building peace through sport and education will be certified just before the League match that will be played by our team next Sunday, the 24th of January – starting at 16:00 – against Sevilla at the Vicente Calderón stadium.
With the support and collaboration of Sevilla FC and the Professional Football League, two teams will participate before the start of the game in the symbolic planting of an 'Olive Tree for Peace', an action that is part of the agreement signed on the 19th of November by our club with Scholas Occurrentes in the presence of the Holy Father in a ceremony that took place at the Santa Marta residence, in the Vatican City.
The first olive blessed by Pope Francisco was planted by the national teams of Argentina and Italy in August 2013 at Rome’s Olímpico. The Holy Father asked Scholas to symbolically plant the 'Olive Tree of Peace' and replicate this action throughout the world. Clubs such as FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Boca Juniors, River Plate, San Lorenzo de Almagro and Club Atlético Huracán have also have joined the universal peace gesture and the commitment to work together for 'Classics for Peace.'
THE SUPPORT OF THE RED AND WHITE FAMILY
From our club, we also want to call the big red and white family to cooperate and help Scholas to carry out its mission of peace in the world through sports and education. To do this, our fans and followers can donate, making a bank transfer to the (spanish) account number 0049 5123 17 2316036711 (ES51 0049 5123 1723 1603 6711) created for the Atlético de Madrid-Sevilla.
We have also activated a line of donation via mobile by sending an SMS (*) to the number 28014 with the word CLÁSICO (it can be lowercase and with or without the accent) and you'll be donating 1.2€ to Scholas Occurrentes so that more children and young people can participate in programs of integration, both in Spain and in Africa and Latin America, to make a reality the meeting for peace culture promoted by Pope Francisco.
|(*) Cost 1.2€ (full donation for Scholas). SMS service for a solidary fundraising campaign operated by Altiria TIC, www.altiria.com and the Fundraising Spanish Association, www.aefundraising.org, Cust. Svc. No. 902 00 28 98, Apdo. De Correos 36059-28080 Madrid. Movistar, Vodafone, Orange, Yoigo and Euskaltel collaborate.|