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 funds to be donated will be used to care for children already orphaned due to parents who succumbed to AIDS, as well as programmes to stop the disease from spreading from mother-to-child.
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.