On Sunday 14 June 2009 Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre will be joined by many other Arsenal stars and also FIFA World Player of 2008 Cristiano Ronaldo, ex-Arsenal and Barcelona star striker Thierry Henry as well as many other top European football stars for a fundraising extravaganza benefiting Schools for Hope, Silvestre’s very own charity.

The All Stars for Hope team will play at Giants Stadium, New York, ultimately aiming to raise over $1,000,000 for Schools for Hope, as well as helping to build awareness of the charity and promote fundraising efforts to support building schools around the world for underprivileged children.

You can watch Mikael’s promotional video for the match which sees Arsenal stars Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna, William Gallas and Manuel Almunia as well as many other Premier League stars voice their dedication to the cause, here: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vXO14kbCiRk.

Schools for Hope was founded by Mikael Silvestre four years ago and since its inception the charity has funded the construction and opening of two schools in Africa and Asia which currently help over 600 children, providing them with a brighter future, filled with hope and without poverty.

For more information, please go to www.allstarsforhope.org or contact Michael Wiesenfeld on mike@allstarsforhope.org or 00 11 917 774 9626.

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