KONAMI supports FC Barcelona Foundation with donation ahead of club’s crucial top of table clash
Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has cemented its Premium Partner status with FC Barcelona, with a $100,000 donation to the Catalan club’s FC Barcelona Foundation charity.
“To be the best you have to work with the best, so we are delighted to make this contribution to the FC Barcelona Foundation,” stated Tomotada Tashiro, President of Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. “The club’s pledge to work with the young and vulnerable is one we admire greatly, and we look forward to seeing their acclaimed ‘FutbolNet’ system growing globally with our support. PES 2017 has benefited greatly through the support of FC Barcelona and the fruits of this partnership will be seen as some of the club’s favourite sons return ahead of their key match within the game’s myClub mode.”
KONAMI and FC Barcelona are committed to working together as part of the recently signed three-year deal which will see the club extensively featured within KONAMI’s Pro Evolution Soccer series, including exclusive use of the Camp Nou stadium with the series, and working together to raise the profile of the incredibly popular football simulation. KONAMI has given the $100,000 donation to assist the charity in its great work, and the donation will be used to help establish FC Barcelona Foundation’s ambitious plans for a new FutbolNet program.
“We want PES 2017 fans to feel part of our club and such a vital match,” offered Manel Arroyo, FC Barcelona Vice-President of Marketing and Communications. “KONAMI’s generous donation to the FC Barcelona Foundation and their celebration of this crunch match against our biggest rivals within myClub prove they are an important part of the club’s plans and we look forward to celebrating the continuation of this fantastic partnership.”
The FC Barcelona Foundation proves the Catalan giant is ‘More Than A Club’, and was established 22 years ago with the mandate to support vulnerable children and youths via sport and education. The Foundation works within the parameters of the United Nation’s ‘Sports 4 Development’ framework, using its ‘FutbolNet’ program to deliver sporting activities that develop tolerance and respect via individuals and communities. It has expanded globally via key partnerships and now covers South America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
KONAMI’s Pro Evolution Soccer and FC Barcelona will celebrate the donation on December 3rd, when FC Barcelona take on their Madrid rivals in what many feel is the most anticipated match in the modern game. KONAMI’s ‘FutbolNet’ pledge will be heralded via special logos on the home club’s bench, and LED advertising hoardings, and on the main Camp Nou Jumbotron screen. The deal will also be outlined to all fans in the pre-match presentations, while PES 2017 will be visible within the dedicated PES area within the ground’s fan zone.
The legendary game will also be celebrated within PES 2017’s hugely successful myClub mode. Beginning November 24th through until December 4th, players can access a login campaign via PES 2017’s myClub mode and will be granted access to a variety of items and more than 20 legends from FC Barcelona legendary roster. Beginning December 1st through until December 8th, players can purchase a special agent available throughout the period granting access to both FC Barcelona and their biggest rival club, as well as FC Barcelona Legends.
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