Peace and Sport becomes charity partner of the AS Monaco in the Europa League
AS Monaco and Peace and Sport are pleased to announce their partnership. This season, the international organization, which uses sport as an instrument of peace in the world, will be featured on the back of the Red and White’s jersey in the Europa League.
When they play in the Europa League on September 8, the players from the Rock will be accompanied on the pitch by Peace and Sport. The Monegasque organization, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, will be visible on the back of Philippe Clement’s men’s shirts during their European matches this season.
AS Monaco intends to spread Peace and Sport’s values throughout Europe during a campaign that it hopes will be as long as possible, and to take advantage of the possibility offered by UEFA to feature a charity on the shirts of clubs competing in the European Cup.
In addition, various awareness-raising activities will be carried out at the Academy with young Monegasque players. As a symbol of the two entities’ desire to move forward hand in hand, Mamadou Coulibaly, a member of the Elite group who signed his first professional contract in May, has been named “Champion for Peace Junior” ambassador by Peace and Sport and will represent the values shared by the international organization and his training club.
AS Monaco will also take part in certain Peace and Sport operations, such as its annual International Forum, and will be involved in the organization’s field programs.
Finally, the Club du Rocher and the Organization will create synergies by making their resources, networks and communication platforms available to each other.
This association between AS Monaco and Peace and Sport is not new. During the 2008/2009 season, François Modesto, Diego Perez, Alejandro Alonso, Nicolas Nkoulou, Chu-Young Park and their teammates already sported the Peace and Sport logo on the chest of the diagonal shirt. Since then, the two entities have regularly collaborated together.
Jean-Emmanuel de Witt, General Manager of AS Monaco: “We are happy to strengthen the link with Peace and Sport, fourteen years after the first collaboration between our two entities. Peace and Sport is a world-renowned organization whose values of tolerance and fraternity we share, as well as the conviction that sport is an extraordinary tool for development and peace. We are therefore proud to be able to join forces with other Monegasque institutions and to give Peace and Sport the benefit of our resonance chamber during our European campaign.”
Joël Bouzou, President and Founder of Peace and Sport, declared: “Through this partnership, AS Monaco confirms its commitment to using sport as a tool for sustainable peace. By wearing this jersey with the Peace and Sport logo, the players will become agents of change and promote the unifying values of sport from the neutrality of the Principality of Monaco. Like AS Monaco, we are convinced that soccer acts as a universal language that has the capacity to transcend barriers and bring communities together. We are therefore very pleased to partner once again with this club committed to using sport for peace.”
About Peace and Sport:
Peace and Sport is a neutral and independent organization based in the Principality of Monaco founded in 2007 by Joël Bouzou, 1987 Modern Pentathlon World Champion, Olympic medalist and President of the World Olympians Association. Under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, Peace and Sport acts concretely to demonstrate the unifying, educational and social impact of sport through sports diplomacy initiatives and field programs with the support of the Champions for Peace Club.