Roger Federer and Bill Gates play tennis in aid of education for african children
5 March 2018
The event is streamed live on the Facebook pages of both Roger Federer and the Microsoft founder on Monday 5 March. Barilla will be one of the main sponsors of the event, which will also star spaghetti with tomato sauce, Federer's favorite pasta recipe, superlatively prepared by chef Lorenzo Boni.
We all know that Roger Federer is World number one but not everyone is aware of his work to help disadvantaged children to get an education, through the Roger Federer Foundation. After the incredible success of the April 2017 Seattle event, where more than 2 million dollars were collected, a new charitable event, “The match for Africa 5 Silicon Valley” , has now been planned to raise funds to support children's education in Africa, with Barilla as one of its main sponsors.
On Monday 5 March, at San Jose in California, at 7 pm local time (5 am on Tuesday 6 March in Italy), nineteen-times Grand Slam winner Roger Federer will play an exhibition match against Jack Sock, America's number one tennis player in the Atp rankings. To add even more sparkle to the event, before the singles game, Roger Federer will partner Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and President of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in what is sure to be a fun doubles match against Savanna Guthrie, presenter of successful TV program the NBC Today Show, and Jack Sock. The match will be streamed live on the Facebook pages of both Roger Federer and Bill Gates.
Barilla will be one of the main sponsors of the event. Shortly before the match Lorenzo Boni, Executive Chef of Barilla America, will cook Roger Federer his favorite dish: Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce! The dish, the symbol of Italian cuisine, constantly growing in global popularity, will thus be one of the stars of this major charitable event.
Barilla is also engaged in educational projects for young people in Italy. First and foremost, the Giocampus project, which promotes healthy eating and exercise in primary schools through a combined program of physical and dietary education. In the last 10 years this project - launched fifteen years ago through a public partnership with founders including Barilla, the Italian Olympic Committee, Parma City Council, University of Parma, Parma University Sports Center and the Regional Education Department - has successfully reduced the number of obese and overweight children in Parma and its province, and at the same time many young people have stopped skipping breakfast and have improved their physical fitness and health.
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