An award dedicated to the memory of Paolo Rossi. This will be one of the most exciting moments of the award ceremony of the 25th International Fair Play Award – Menarini, scheduled for Wednesday 1 September in Castiglion Fiorentino. Last December, the painful news of the Tuscan champion’s death shocked the entire world of sport and the Fair Play family – Menarini who had awarded him in 2010 and who, in the summer of 2019, had the honor of hosting him. on the occasion of the talk show “Samples tell each other”, alongside his friend Zico. From this year, the “Model for young people” category will therefore be entitled by Menarini to Paolo Rossi and the award will be assigned to a candidate indicated by the Jury, capable of embodying that set of values and principles of which the world champion ‘ Pablito ‘has always been the spokesperson inside and outside the green rectangle. “We are pleased to name the category ‘Model for young people’ in memory of Paolo Rossi, awarded in 2010 and therefore Ambassador of fair play in the world, by virtue of his life as an athlete, man, husband and father, marked by fairness, respect for others and for fair play in the round “says Angelo Morelli, president of the organizing committee of the Fair Play Award.” We are honored – he adds – that his wife, Federica Cappelletti, has accepted our proposal with the hope that those who will receive this award knows how to honor Paolo’s memory by demonstrating that he shares what this great champion has done and represented for sport throughout his life ”. The naming of the “Model for young people” award to Paolo Rossi will be accompanied by the publication, on the social channels of the International Fair Play Award – Menarini, of a column dedicated to his memory. Three video pills in which his wife Federica Cappelletti will retrace some of the most exciting moments in Rossi’s career to tell us, with an open heart, how the values of fair play, ethics and teamwork have always shaped the sporting vision of the Tuscan footballer and its commitment to the social world. The first video content of the social review is visible from Friday 11 June on the Facebook page, on the YouTube channel and on the Instagram profile of the International Fair Play-Menarini Award, while the other two events will be on Wednesday 16 June and Monday 21 June. “For Paolo, fair play has always been a way of life” explains Federica Cappelletti, wife of Paolo Rossi. “He always said – he continues – that fairness, values, the spirit of friendship and collaboration had to exist both on and off the pitch”. Federica Cappelletti emphasizes again that “precisely because of her conception of fair play as a model of life, in 2010 she was very happy to receive the Fair Play – Menarini Award, an award that fully reflected her soul and her way of being. Ed I can only thank you for the naming of this award in his memory “. “I hope that whoever receives this recognition can truly embody the principles and values that Paolo has always transmitted to the whole world” concludes Paolo Rossi’s wife.
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