Thanks to the support of more than 30 companies that were part of the event, Fundación River will seek to develop more programs in order to get to more provinces of the interior of the country and to reach more and more people with their initiatives.
"Due to the programs carried out, Fundación River has already reached more than ten thousand children, who received something beautiful that goes beyond all material things: love.But, also, I want you to know that this a two-way path:You cannot imagine all the love we received!,” said the president of the Fundación, Ignacio Villaroel, in his opening speech.
In an unforgettable night, which once more had Mariano Iúdica as anchorman, actress Luisana Lopilato was presented as the patroness of the Fundación owing to the values she represents: her commitment to work, her simplicity, her kindness, transparency, for the huge value her confers to family, as well as for sharing the passion for River Plate.
Club Atlético River Plate’s leaders, with Rodolfo D’Onofrio, its president, taking the lead, were present during the event.Amadeo Carrizo, Ubaldo Fillol, Norberto Alonso, Enzo Francescoli, Guillermo Rivarola and Marcelo Gallardo were paid tribute for their contribution to River Plate’s history.
Also, the Fundación wanted to pay tribute to the Olympic sportsmen who played an outstanding role in the Olympic Games of Río 2016 and that, together with the Argentinean flag, wear River Plate’s.Santiago Lange, Carlos "Chapa" Retegui, Daniel "Palito" Fidalgo and Ignacio Ortiz received diplomas for representing the values of sports and of Fundación River.
With the purpose to continue growing, the Fundación auctioned among the more than 600 guests, the autographed captain’s armband left by Marcelo Barovero, the shirt worn by Leonardo Ponzio during the final of the Recopa Sudamericana, matches in the Monumental against Enzo Francescoli and Marcelo Gallardo’s coaching staff, among other River Plate’s valuable objects.
The final touch of the night was given by the entrance and participation of all the players of the Club’s professional squad: guests were able to celebrate with them the recent obtaining of the Recopa Sudamericana and, from 12 o’clock onwards, gave their passion full rein in order to commemorate International Fan Day and thus show that River is big in and out of the field.
Fundación River thanks all the companies that accompanied them during the event and that, owing to their support and commitment, allowed them to reach a record collection of more than ARS9.524.000.
Together we will continue #TransformingHistories.