05 April 2012

David Villa is sponsoring the joint book-driven sports journalists

The Asturian striker has given the book image (shown with his face painted gold) and is the author of the prologue.
The money obtained by selling the book will go towards building a play area for young patients.


The barcelonista center forward David Villa, has agreed to be the literary godfather to a group of sports journalists in Barcelona eight years ago published a book of solidarity, the benefits in this issue will go to hospital for children Sant Joan de Déu.

As is traditional at this time before the day of Sant Jordi, a group of about forty sports journalists of Barcelona, ​​but in the latest editions have also joined representatives of Madrid, brought to market a book of sports stories to raise funds for a charity or institution, preferably related to children and youth.

For this edition, the eighth, the sponsor has been chosen Villa player who continues to recover from a serious injury that was done in the Club World Cup semifinal last December in Japan. The Asturian forward, who has given the book image (shown with his face painted gold) and is the author of the prologue, appears for the first time to the media on Thursday to present the book in society.

This year, the bank that works with reporters at issue is the Banco de Sabadell, after seven years with Caixa Penedès, while El Corte Ingles remains the sole entity that distributes the book, both entities work selflessly and even provide capital.

The entity chosen to allocate the funds of the book is supportive of the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, an institution in Barcelona, which in this year 2012 host the teens. Up to 3,000 young people each year enter the hospital.

The money obtained by selling the book will go towards building a play area for younger patients with chronic diseases, so they can have a scope, as they already have children, so they can feel at home, surrounded by the comforts and amenities to make your stay more bearable.

Last year, the athlete was paid to work was Andres Iniesta, who sponsored the book "Heroes of sport ', in which raised 67,030 euros that ended up in full to the Association of Barcelona Sanfilippo, an organization that fights a disease degenerative. (via MD)