On 2 June 2015, the Partita Del Cuore charity fundraiser lit up Juventus Stadium, thrilling fans on a special night where the worlds of sport and entertainment united in the name of a worthy cause.
Played out in front of a strong crowd in Turin, the exhibition fixture, which saw a team of famous sporting figures pit their wits against a side comprised of Italian singers and entertainers, enabled significant funds to be raised for Fondazione Telethon, a biomedical charity established to research genetic diseases, and Piedmont’s Candiolo Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment.
The reward for all the hard work and effort that went into the event was witnessed in person by president Andrea Agnelli, vice president Pavel Nedved and manager Massimiliano Allegri at today’s special ceremony in Candiolo, where a cheque for the sum of €930,000 was handed over to the president of Piedmont’s Cancer Research Foundation, Allegra Agnelli.
“We must thank Juventus, who have been a great travelling companion for us. The stadium was the ideal venue for this magnificent evening,” said Allegra Agnelli.
Gianluica Pecchini, CEO of the Italian National Singers, added: “Turin is one of the cities that’s given us the most help in organising these initiatives. Heartfelt thanks go to Juventus.”