“You are the winner” is a message that made the dreams of five Bianconeri-obsessed Premium International Members come true. Chosen from hundreds of applicants, the prize that they had won was the chance to meet the Juventus players in the flesh.
Mario and Marcello Cattaneo from Santa Rosa, along with Jeff Farro, Sandro Lanfranco and his wife Annikki, all from San Jose, descended on Palo Alto with Juventus shirts, scarves and flags at the ready for their dream encounter.
They arrived eagerly at 8pm yesterday at the hotel where the team are currently staying during their Jeep US Tour 2013, and waited patiently for the players to finish dinner.
Then the moment they had been waiting for arrived. One by one, the champions of Italy greeted the five Premium International Members. Arturo Vidal, Andrea Barzagli, Andrea Pirlo and captain Gigi Buffon all shook the hands of the lucky five, before the club’s exciting new arrivals – Fernando Llorente, Angelo Ogbonna and Carlos Tevez - took their turn.
After that was the grand finale, Antonio Conte, who joked and laughed with the Members who surely couldn’t believe their luck.
The Meet&Greet is exclusively for Premium International Members, and the next opportunity will be Sunday 4 August in San Francisco.
Besides the chance to meet the players during their Jeep US Tour 2013, 20 free tickets for each match of the Guinness International Cup have also been reserved for the Premium International Members.
To take part in the Meet&Greet or apply for the free tickets, please send your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interacting with the players and experiencing unique moments like these is an activity that involves all the Members. Thanks to the new J1897 programme, the fans can also meet Juventus’ top management to discuss the club and make their own contribution to the running of it.
If you haven’t already signed up to the JuventusMembership project and you would like to enjoy all these privileges, click here.