10 April 2012
Realmadrid.com / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
The pitrch at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium will turn into a tennis court on 14 July for a charity match between Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic. It will be organised by the Realmadrid Foundation and the Rafa Nadal Foundation, hoping to gather a record 80,000+ crowd and collect proceeds for projects developed by both foundations.
The Realmadrid Foundation and the Rafa Nadal Foundation share a will to help the needy and give children a chance with educational programmes that use sports as a tool with which to achieve social integration.
The Realmadrid Foundation is the embodyment of the club's social compromise. It promotes sports, teaches values such as hard work and solidarity, supports social integration and consolidates development projects in countries throughout the world, therefore contributing to enhance the prestige of Real Madrid in Spain and the rest of the world.
The Rafa Nadal Foundation was created in November 2007. It arose from the desire of the tennis pro and his family to help socially discriminated children and teenagers who run the risk of social exclusion. Officially presented in 2008, the foundation has worked on several projects with the Fundacion Vicente Ferrer, Special Olympics España and Aldeas Infantiles SOS. For more information, visit www.fundacionrafanadal.com