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Solidarity Challenge

jazz_girl
11-25-2005, 10:09 AM
This sunday, David will be in Unquillo with his friend Marcos Ligato and Diego Maradona, to gather money and food for the kids in Cordoba, here's what he'll be doing and some interesting quotes:
It will start at 10:30 am with a moto exhibition, 90 minutes later, David and Ligato will get on to the Mitsubishi Evo VI y VII to start the first challenge of the day, and people will be able to see this bringing food for the kids. Then, the sportsmen will have lunch with the buisinessmen who bought tickets for $2500 just to see them.
At 6pm, there will be a tennis match, with some live music and other entertainment, and there will also be some fireworks at the end. But before that, David will be playing some football-tennis with Maradona.
Here are some quotes from David and Marcos:
David:
“Va a haber muchísima gente. Esperamos convocar la mayor cantidad para poder recaudar lo más que se pueda”.
"There will be a lot of people. We hope we can gather as much people as needed to be able to gather a lot of money and food"

Marcos:
“El viernes, las tarjetas eran caras, pero después de lo de David en Shangai son baratas. Creo que vamos a vender las 100”
"On friday, the 2500 tickets were expensive, but after what David did in Shanghai, they're cheap. I think we'll be selling 100"

“Con el triunfo de David, vendrá más gente de lo que esperábamos. Nos preocupó cuando empezó a correr el rumor de que podía venir Diego. Ahora lo de David superó a lo de Diego también. Esperemos que salga bien y lleguemos al objetivo”.
"With David's triumph more people will come, more than we were expecting. We were worried when the rumor about Diego coming started. But now David has surpass Diego too. We hope all this can be done in the right way and we can achieve our goal"

sigmagirl91
11-25-2005, 10:27 AM
This sounds great. Go guys!!!

Kyla
11-25-2005, 02:55 PM
Sounds good :D I like the fact that now probably more people will want to see David than Maradona :lol:

jazz_girl
11-25-2005, 03:55 PM
:lol: That's so weird!
In fact, I've been out all morning doing some shopping, and I was shocked to see many stores with David's Shanghai posters in the wall :eek: That usually happens with soccer stars, but not tennis players :lol: It was very nice to see :)

sigmagirl91
11-25-2005, 04:16 PM
Nice to see!!

crazy_nanine
11-25-2005, 06:09 PM
:lol: That's so weird!
In fact, I've been out all morning doing some shopping, and I was shocked to see many stores with David's Shanghai posters in the wall :eek: That usually happens with soccer stars, but not tennis players :lol: It was very nice to see :)
that's so nice, I'm soo happy for him. I've also downloaded the clips of him in Argentina (they're in spanish and I couldn't understand a word...well maybe uderstood a few words ;) ) and it was very nice to see how people welcomed him, it's like people didn't go to work this day, made a festival and stayed in the streets to see him and congratulate him :D...and that part when he threw tennis balls to the kids and hugged them was just sooo lovely :hearts:

sigmagirl91
11-25-2005, 06:24 PM
that's so nice, I'm soo happy for him. I've also downloaded the clips of him in Argentina (they're in spanish and I couldn't understand a word...well maybe uderstood a few words ;) ) and it was very nice to see how people welcomed him, it's like people didn't go to work this day, made a festival and stayed in the streets to see him and congratulate him :D...and that part when he threw tennis balls to the kids and hugged them was just sooo lovely :hearts:

Really nice, wasn't it?

crazy_nanine
11-25-2005, 06:40 PM
Really nice, wasn't it?
absolutamente ;)

Silawen
11-25-2005, 06:44 PM
Sounds great. And the David posters too. ;) We have no tennisposters whatsoever here, perhaps a Kournikova one, but she can hardly be classified as a tennisplayer.

jazz_girl
11-28-2005, 12:10 AM
I just saw David in ESPN driving a rally car in Cordoba for the benefit. He seemed really happy about it and there was a lot of people there. I haven't found any pics yet, but I'm sure we'll find many tomorrow.
http://www.lavozdelinterior.net/200...ota374659_1.htm
The tennis player David Nalbandian and the rally pilot Marcos Ligato made today the "Solidarity Challenge", to benefit the Unquillo and Río Ceballos cities's institutions.

The encounter had Diego Maradona's presence, who played tennis along with David, against Ligato and the golfist Angel Cabrera.

First, Nalbandian and Ligato faced each other. He had the advantage of 40-0 in each game, however he couldn't beat the newly Masters Cup champion.

Although the result doesn't matter, in the middle of the party that was lived in Río Ceballos.

Then the Maradona-Nalbandian duet, measured against Ligato-Cabrera.

Diego thanked the invitation recieved to play the "solidarty challenge"

The econunter were made in the sports center Jorge Newbery of Río ceballos, where 4000 people also enjoyed a musical show.

For the tennis, the tivkets were in exchange of food and $10 per person.

And for the end, Diego, David, Marcos and other guests played a football-tennis match.

This midday, Nalbandian and Ligato, great friends in life, were "rivals" in three super speciañ rally tests in a way in Unquillo were 1700 attend.

Ligato gave Nalbandian 8 seconds of advantage, who imposed in the first rally and lost in the last two.

Other people who participated from the event were: the golfist hector Romero, the ex-basketball player Marcelo Milanesio, the football referee Hector Baldasi and the football players Hernana Biasotto and Leonel Gancedo.

The day started with a moto exhibition at 10:30 am and after the first challenge, the sportsmen had lunch with busniessmen who had paid 2500 a ticket.

The idea of the "solidarity challenge" had its start in its first edition in December of 2003. It¿s about a sports encounter with benefit goals, destined to help institutions from Unquillo and Río Ceballos, among them are Father Agulera's one, the sports centers of Rio Ceballos and Unquillo, a dining and firemen departments.

sigmagirl91
11-28-2005, 12:15 AM
This is great!!!!

Silawen
11-28-2005, 04:48 AM
Looks like he's enjoying himself, good, he deserves it. :)

rachelzszs
11-28-2005, 05:46 AM
He deserve whatever he's got & he's going to get!

jazz_girl
11-28-2005, 07:30 AM
Check it out:

justClaudia
11-28-2005, 08:22 AM
Looks like he's enjoying himself, good, he deserves it. :)


:yeah:

Nice picture, gracias Jime. :D

Kyla
11-28-2005, 06:25 PM
Great to hear it's been such a success!

Can't wait for the pix - maybe I'll check them out at some internet cafe in London...

jazz_girl
11-28-2005, 06:47 PM
:lol: Check this out:
Nalbandian y Cabrera vencieron 7-4 a Ligato-Maradona y luego David y Diego les ganaron 7-5 a Marcos y el Pato. El juez fue Héctor Baldassi, que se sumó al show sacando varias amarillas. Cuando Ligato le hizo un punto a Nalbandian, de la tribuna bajó un "come on", el típico y odioso grito de Lleyton Hewitt. Después, David fingió un dolor en el tobillo y Ligato tiró: "Este parece Coria".

Nalbandian and Cabrera beat by 7-4 to Ligato-Maradona and then David with Diego beat 7-5 to Marcos and el Pato. The referee was Hector Baldassi, who was part of the show by showing yellow cards to the players. When Ligato made a point to Nalbandian, someone from the crowd yelled "come on", the typic and hatefuly ell from Lleyton Hewitt. Then, David pretended to have a pain in the ankle and Ligato said: "This one looks like Coria"

:haha:

jazz_girl
11-28-2005, 06:49 PM
Quotes:
Diego Maradona
"I didn't come here because David won the Masters, I did it because Argentines should show that we can all be united"
"No vine aquí porque David ganó el Masters, lo hice porque los ar-
gentinos tenemos que mostrar que podemos estar todos unidos".


David Nalbandian
"I thank everyone who's helped us give a hand to the people from Cordoba. Having Diego next to me made me feel like crying"
"Agradezco a todos los que nos ayudaron a darle una mano a la gente de Córdoba. Con Diego al lado me dieron ganas de llorar".


Marcos Ligato
"We've always thought of helping people. But it never crossed our minds that so many people was gonna join us"
"Siempre pensamos en ayudar a la gente. Pero nunca se nos cruzó por la cabeza que se nos iban a sumar tantas personas".

jazz_girl
11-28-2005, 06:56 PM
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/760177
La Nación says that they were able to gather $350.000. In the benefit, David gave his racket (the one with which he beat Roger in the Masters Final) so it could be auctioned, and Maradona bought it by 25.000 :)

jazz_girl
11-28-2005, 07:12 PM
I just saw on tv an interview with Maradona, Diego kept on praising David, and David was all red with embarassement and laughing all the time :lol:
Here's a part of what he said, it's from today's newspaper:

“Soy conductor, tengo un programa de TV, que seguramente voy a repetir, y puedo hablar, con propiedad. Quiero aclarar que no es porque David haya ganado el Masters. David entró en mi corazón desde el momento que vino a mi programa y que se comportó muy bien. Está dentro de la familia Maradona”
"I'm a tv host, I have a tv show, that I'm sure will be doing again and I can talk, properly. I want to put things in its place: I didn't come here because David won the Masters. David came into my heart when he came to my tv show and he behaved really well. He's inside the Maradona family"

"Voy a venir pero quiero comprometer a varios empresarios para el año que viene. Esto no terminó. Falta mucho por hacer. Están haciendo una cosa muy linda, cosa que nos enorgullece a todos. ¡Cómo no vamos a venir! Estaba comprometido con la amistad de David. Gracias a Dios que lo ganó, por él y por el deporte argentino. Por los giles que hablan...

"I'll come back next year, but I want to compromise several businessmen for next year too. This isn't over. There's still a lot of work to do. They're doing a very nice thing, and we're all proud about this. How can I not come! I was compromised with David's friendship. Thank God he won the Masters, because of him and because of the Argentine sport. And for the idiots that talk...

-With which big triumph of yours do you compare this title?
-With the '86 World Cup- We should be proud because he beat the biggest one of all. And you have to have a huge pair of balls to do that. No doubt. This is for all the McEnroe's who talk, to shut up, for everyone to shut up, because Federer can "kill" them all. He beat the best of all.

–¿Con qué gesta tuya lo comparás?

–Con el Mundial ‘86. Tenemos que estar orgullosos porque le ganó al más grande de todos. Para eso hay que tener unos huevos bárbaros. Sin discusión. Que se callen los McEnroe, que se callen todos, porque Federer los “mata” a todos. Le ganó al mejor de todos.

jazz_girl
11-28-2005, 07:18 PM
Some pics:

jazz_girl
11-28-2005, 07:23 PM
More pics:

gooner88
11-28-2005, 07:53 PM
Thanks very much for the quotes, articles and pics Jazz. :)
Much appreciated.
Nice to read that it was a success.

rachelzszs
11-29-2005, 06:10 AM
Great!
But when did these pix happen?

bibi_s
11-29-2005, 06:33 AM
Thanks for the articles and pictures Jazz. As always what you are doing to keep us informed and happy is priceless. :worship: David looks great in that driving suit by the way!!! :) And it's really fantastic that the event have had such a success!!! :)

jazz_girl
11-29-2005, 07:49 PM
Great!
But when did these pix happen?
sunday

justClaudia
11-30-2005, 08:43 AM
Thanks Jazzita.
Glad to know it was a success. :D:D:D