NEWS | 19/10/2020The in-person event will be held on 4 November (6pm CET) with the funds going towards projects run in centres for young people and those with disabilities.
The initiative has the support of the art, culture and sport industries as everyone has come together to offer shows of solidarity and generosity for a common cause. During his address at the presentation ceremony, Emilio Butragueño expressed his thanks to the Ansorena team "who are selflessly supporting us with this initiative at this moment a time, which is particularly tough. We've received the support of many of the best artists and athletes of all time, who once again have shown their quality as human beings. Each and every one of these pieces of work comes with a personal story and anyone who is able to buy them would be offering a show of solidarity and generosity. We've got some unique pieces, of extraordinary value, donated by really top-level athletes and artists from right around the world".
The club's director of institutional relations also pointed to the great significance of some of the pieces, such as the original script of Volver a Empezar, donated by José Luis Garci; Alejandro Sanz's guitar; as well as items donated by Pelé, Beckham, Casillas, Ronaldo Nazario, Richard Gere, Sara Baras, Usain Bolt, Fernando Alonso, Carlos Sainz, Alberto Contador, Miguel Induráin, Perico Delgado, Sergio García, Federer, Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, amongst others.
For his part, Mato commented: "It makes us proud to have the support of so many and such renowned artists, such as Antonio López, Lucio Muñoz, Manolo Valdés, Jaime Plensa, Rafael Canogar, Ouka Lele, José Manuel Ballester and Chema Madoz, amongst the almost 40 artists who selflessly wanted to make a contribution".
The in-person auction will be staged on 4 November at 6pm (CET) and bids may be placed over the phone or online via the following link from 20 October. The items are also available for viewing at Ansorena (calle de Alcalá 52, Madrid) from Monday to Friday from 10pm- 2pm and 5pm-8pm.