You are probably wondering why there is a UNICEF post on a sports blog. The United Nations Children's Fund (or UNICEF) is conducting a live online auction via http://www.ebay.ph/unicef. Now, this is to raise funds for the differing projects of UNICEF-Philippines in their quest to uplift the lives of the Filipino child.
This auction is in partnership with Greenbelt Ayala Malls, Ebay.ph, Cibo and Cibo di M, and it brings together works of reputable artists in art, design, furniture, fashion, jewellery and photography along with exciting experiential packages. As a sports fan, there are a couple of items might just interest you.
Now, the Philippine Men's Football team or more commonly called by their monicker, the Azkals, have decided to get involved in this endeavor and pitched in a chance to experience being in the dugout with the team July 3. That Sunday is the day when they will be facing Sri Lanka in a World Cup Qualifier for 2014. There are two vouchers that would allow you to be in the dugout with them and also get a football kit.
If you want to have these chance to be just a few feet away from the likes of Aly Borromeo, the Younghusbands or Neil Etheridge or Chieffy Caligdong or Ian Araneta etc... Make your bids by clicking either here or here. Remember, this is for a great cause. Deadline for bidding is until Jun 04, 2011 (16:00:00 PHT).
UNICEF and football have always been a great mix, with the most obvious one being FC Barcelona placing UNICEF as the first ever organization to be on the front of the Catalan club's football jerseys, as seen below.