Lionel Messi donates nearly half a million to UNICEF to help children

Lionel Messi donates nearly half a million to UNICEF to help children

Lionel Messi plans to do plenty of winning on the pitch this season, but he is already doing plenty of it off it. Messi participated in an event in Argentina over the weekend called “A sun for the kids,” in which he donated nearly half a million dollars, according to Argentine TV station TN.

A program between a TV channel in Argentina and UNICEF, Messi’s foundation donated $487,316.34.

Messi, who couldn’t make the event but recorded a video that was shown on the screens of Argentina’s Luna Park, said, “It’s a pleasure to be with you all through this video, collaborating with the people of UNICEF.”

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