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Racing enjoys the tip without forgetting solidarity

Racing Solidario, whose manager is Miguel Guidardini, has the Football for Social Change program in which professional footballers have their participation.

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Racing Club has been working with a new philosophy embodied in the slogan “Racing Solidario” for some years. Today he is the leader of the Argentine Football Superliga and also stands out in solidarity actions. Racing Solidario, whose manager is Miguel Guidardini, has the Football for Social Change program in which professional footballers have their participation in solidarity actions.
Guidardini highlights several protagonists of the Academy among the most collaborators: Iván Pillud, Lisandro López, Lucas Orban, Javier García, Renzo Saravia, Alexis Soto and manager Diego Milito, although, on request, points out one case, Lautaro Martínez, current Inter player.
“ In 2018, for the celebrations of Reyes, the team had just arrived on vacation and everyone had to study and start the preseason, but he came up and told me that he wanted to be in the gift delivery, because in 2017 he had been very shocked. And not only did we go to a hospital, he asked to go two... we went to Fiorito and President Perón. One room was missing and he was going. I found a kid in the halls and asked me for a toy to give him. That's Lautaro. I remember that again, injured, he didn't want to miss it either: it was with plaster and crutches,” said Miguel.
Guidardini stressed that “it is not always easy, because many times football handles the humors of everyone in clubs, but luckily in Racing it is understood that it is a non-profit civil association that is much more than football, that there are other sports and more goals, such as helping others”.
“ We support social programs, solidarity campaigns and education in values, and in raising awareness of a better quality of life, seeking a more inclusive, peaceful, just and tolerant society,” he said. In addition, he referred to the important support of Weber Saint Gobain, through his Weber Footprint program, to concretize the Racing Solidario projects.
“ His presence helped us grow a lot, even with the creation of the School of Craft, with training in masonry. Six years ago we have gone through this path of teamwork together and we want to go for more,” he said. The next step will be to relaunch Sustainable Racing, another program of the Albiceleste entity.
“ Our great goal is to improve relations and communication, reducing conflict and violence situations, teaching to be able to travel in peace and to resolve them in a constructive and peaceful way. In this way we see that the cases of addiction, violence and crime are lowered”, concluded Guidardini.
Juan Ramón Fleita, a racing figure in the 90s, is another contributor to the cause. “From Santa Fe I came to a village on Maciel Island and then lived in a small town in La Boca. The first time I ate well was when I concentrated with Racing, when I was 18... I worked as a boy and had a hard time. But one day I saw Maradona leaving Boca's training, stopped her car and I could tell her my dream. He told me to fight, that everything could be done.
“ I was so motivated that I ran home and told my father that I wanted to test myself in Racing. I had two jobs and I was about to quit, but I fought it and I got to Primera... Years later, when I was in Hurricane, I got a tumor in my ganglia and I also struggled until I beat it. I like to collaborate with Racing Solidario and I enjoy transmitting the message so that other kids know it's possible,” said “Lizard”.

Source: Diario AS Argentina

Publication Date: 01/03/2019

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