Buenos Aires News

Messi supports the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games

Thursday March 20, 2014

Travelling to Argentina gives one the opportunity to learn more about some of the most popular people in the world. Lionel Messi from Argentina is one of those famous people. He is more than just the greatest soccer player in the world, he is also a large promoter of social development in children and young people.

The Municipal Government of Buenos Aires decided that Messi will be the face of the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This agreement forms a greater bond between the Messi Foundation, commited to helping children, and the city of Buenos Aires.

The Mayor Mauricio Macri is very excited and grateful to have Messi as a role model to kids everywhere. He said, “It is an honor for us, the people of Buenos Aires, to have Messi on our team and for him to help us preach the values of sport and social development to young people.”

It is hoped that Messi´s recognition in the Youth Olympics will help encourage youth to play sports and live a healthier life. All of the financial contributions made by the municipal authorities to the Messi Foundation will go towards bringing a better future for children.

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