In today?s world of ?big money? sports, where it seems to be all about commercialism and ego, it was refreshing to see one of the world?s biggest football clubs give back for a change ? and to orphaned AIDS children, no less.
Barcelona FC recently signed a 5-year-deal with the United Nations that they will be donating $1.9 million (1.5 million euros) a year to UNICEF to help children affected by AIDS all over the world.
The first installation of the money will be going to Swaziland in Africa, where a shocking 40% of adults are infected with the HIV virus.
Part of the arrangement will be the ?UNICEF? logo on the Spanish club?s blue and scarlet jersey ? which is the first time ever a football club of this magnitude has done such a thing.
Go Barcelona!! Its about time all that money was put to good use.