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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: 020 3372 firstname.lastname@example.org About Konami Group
KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company of the Konami Group on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business", "Health & Fitness Business", “Gaming & Systems Business" and "Pachinko & Pachinko Slot Machines Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page URL: www.konami.co.jp
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.About FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona was founded 116 years ago in 1899, and is unique in many ways. The club is owned by its more than 143,000 members and can boast of being the most successful club in Europe over the last ten years. In that time they have won four of the Club’s five Champions League titles and seven of their 24 domestic league titles. Due to its very special personality, ‘Barça’ is recognized as being ‘more than a club’. The team’s distinctive style of play is projected around the world by the best players and coaches of their time in combination with club’s famous reliance on homegrown talent.
All of this goes hand in hand with its ongoing ambition to become the most admired, beloved and global sports institution on the planet. This mission is supported by such core principles as humility, effort, ambition, respect and team-work, while the club is also famed for its commitment to society, which is channeled through the FC Barcelona Foundation and its work to educate children through the positive values of sport. Such unstoppable growth in recent years has led to a global reach of more than 300 million fans and made FC Barcelona a world leader on social media.