29 December 2011

Chile's Alexis Sanchez appointed ambassador of the "Choose to live healthy"

The forward was named ambassador for this campaign, aimed at children and promotes Cecilia Morel, wife of Chilean President Sebastián Piñera.

Barcelona forward Chilean Alexis Sanchez was appointed today Ambassador of the campaign " Choose to live healthy , "directed to children and promotes Cecilia Morel, wife of Chilean President Sebastián Piñera.

Morel received the 'Boy Wonder' in La Moneda, the last day of the holiday season of Sánchez , who in a few hours travel to Spain to resume training on Thursday at the Catalan club.

The footballer, who just turned 23, came in formal attire to the seat of government, was in good spirits and chatted in a relaxed manner with the First Lady and a group of eleven children hosted by the National Youth Service (Sename) that had the opportunity to meet you. "Thanks to the sport who I am today," Sanchez said the children, having expressed its full support for the campaign, which seeks a better development of children through sport and healthy eating.

"I say the 'boy wonder' through sport, which was what made ​​me grow as a player and person, "he said." When I was little I had the opportunity to help me. Only I thank the First Lady's invitation and accepted to be a contribution to them (the children) are the most important, "said one born in the northern town of Tocopilla.

"Do not let be," concluded the player, who played for Cobreloa, Colo Colo, the River Plate of Argentina and Italian Udinese, before becoming, in mid-2011, member of Barcelona, ​​considered the best team in the world . Today was Sanchez's third visit to La Moneda, for it was with the Chilean national team that participated in the World Cup South Africa 2010 and before the selection Under-20 that won third place in the World Cup Canada 2007. (via MD)