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Fondazione Milan


Last night, there was a gala event in Milano to celebrate 10 years of the Fondazione Milan, the charity arm of Milan, reaching out to those in need worldwide. To celebrate, the entire first team and many others got dressed up for the event to raise even more money for a great cause. In fact, over €250.000 was raised, with half of that going to help the relief efforts in Sardinia after Cyclone Cleopatra and accompanying flooding hit this week.

Looking good for a good cause: Rami, Niang, Amelia, and Urby

For ten years now, the Fondazione Milan has been promoting Responsibility and Sustainability by supporting over100 different charity projects worldwide. A few of the many projects they have supported include the Stefano Borgonovo foundation and ALS; FA.T.A (Famiglie Temporanea Accoglienza - Temporary Family Accomodation) providing shelter and more for children and adolescents who have been victims of domestic violence, etc.; providing equipment for local hospitals, shelter and more for the homeless in Milano; and Sport for All, providing swimming lessons for children with disabilities. And those are just a few. The Fondazione Milan is always seeking to help those in need of shelter, medical assistance, education, and more.

Eleonora Berlusconi, recently joining the Milan Foundation, sporting Dolce & Gabbana, of course

The Milan Glorie team is playing a special match in Iran next week, with proceeds going to Fondazione Milan. They will play FC Persepolis Glories in Tehran on November 28th. In addition to the great cause, it will mark the first football match in Iran that women will be able to attend. There is also a bracelet on sale now via the Milan Stores and the e-Store. Your €25 gets you a bracelet, but all of the proceeds go directly to the Milan Foundation.

Somehow, I don't think Baresi is talking Milan Glorie or bracelets with Balotelli

While there are tons of pictures of the fabulous event, I thought I’d gather a few here today so you can see how well your favorite players and their WAGs clean up.

Allegri shows why he doesn't need any more trophies

Barbara Berlusconi with her "upgrade" from Pato
(please don't put her in charge of transfers!)
De Jong and Muntari with their beautiful wives

Nocerino and his wife

Poli and his lovely girlfriend
Filippo & Filippo: Galli & Inzaghi

Abate and his beautiful girlfriend

Gabriel and his *wife* (yes, he's married!)

No yellow tie? Only for charity, I guess
Maybe if the footballing doesn't work out, they'll have a career in modeling

My favorite story from the evening was when Pazzini bid €10.000 for the chance to train with the first team. Despite being injured for so long, he’s not lost his sense of humor.

Pazzini with his wife... apparently he'll do anything to get back on the pitch


This post inspired by the music of The Cure’s “Pictures of You”

Our next match is
Milan vs. Genoa
Saturday, November 23 • 20:45 CET (2:45pm EST)