Pope’s charity auction, his bicycle up for grabs too


A customized Specialized bicycle, donated to Pope francesco by world champion Peter Sagan, a limited edition Roma shirt and the captain’s armband, both autographed by Francesco Totti, the autographed race suit by Filippo Tortu and training and dinner with the athlete in Milan, costume and cap signed by Federica Pellegrini, the autographed race boots of the ski champion Sofia Goggia.

And again, a visit for two to the Luna Rossa logistics base in Cagliari and the team shirt signed by the whole crew, a dinner for two at the home of the fencing champions Valerio Aspromonte and Carolina Erba, a dinner in Castellammare di Stabia in the company of Beppe and Carmine Abbagnale and the shirt that Alex Zanardi wore at the Rio Olympics in 2016. They are some of the prestigious first prizes that can be awarded at auction on the platform CharityStars.com, starting on Monday 8 June 2020.

It was Pope Bergoglio himself, during an extraordinary audience last May 20, to promote and support the«We Run Together» charity initiativeorganized by Athletica Vaticana, the sports group Fiamme Gialle della Guardia di Finanza, the Cortile dei Gentili and FidalLazio. The proceeds from the charity auction will be donated to the health personnel of two hospitals: Pope John XXIII of Bergamo and the Poliambulanza Foundation of Brescia, both structures that in the last few months have found themselves facing in a particular way theCOVID 19 health emergency.

We Run Together, as Pope Francis pointed out in the video message with which he presented the campaign, “is an initiative to help and thank nurses, nurses and hospital staff, who are all living their profession as a vocation, heroically, putting their own lives at risk to save others ». The Pontiff, always committed to promoting him sport as an inclusion tool, sharing, peace and solidarity, invites everyone to “run with the heart”, participating in the initiative, since “the very values ​​of sport are particularly important for dealing with this time of pandemic and, above all, the difficult restart”.

Among the prizes at the auction, in fact, prestigious sports objects offered by the Pope and Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi. Among these, also memorabilia of Brescia Calcio. From June 8 and for about two months, therefore, all fans will have the opportunity to win, every week, exclusive autographed objects and / or sports experiences thanks to the active participation of a plurality of champions, companies and companies. Just log in www.charitystars.com, in the section dedicated to the We Run Together auction, select the preferred object or experience and place a bid higher than the previous one or the auction base. Every object or experience it will remain at auction for 10 days, after which the best bidder will win the prize. Every week, from June 8 and for about two months, new articles will be up for grabs.

All updates on objects and experiences available every week will be published, as well as on charitystars.com, up www.athleticavaticana.org, www.cortiledeigentili.com, www.fiammegialle.org and on the respective social channels. It is also possible to make a free donation, without participating in individual auctions.