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Honduras welcomed representatives from the British organization "Spirit of Football"
The “Spirit of Football” who left the UK in January with a football that has been travelling throughout several countries to promote messages of unity, solidarity and fair play.
The ball is heading for the World Cup to be held in Brazil in June. It is accompanied by two representatives of the organization: Andrew Aris and Rosalyn Noerz who will be visiting Honduras from 21 to 29 March.
On their journey, the representatives from “Spirit of Football” have been sharing the joy of this sport with people and organizations from all backgrounds. In Honduras the project supports the work of Special Olympics under the slogan “one ball, one world”.
The welcoming Ceremony in Honduras was attended by His Excellency, the President Juan Orlando Hernandez; the British Ambassador to Honduras, Mrs. Sarah Dickson; and Mrs. Florencia Garcia, President of Special Olympics Honduras.
The British Ambassador to Honduras, Her Excellency Sarah Dickson said: “I congratulate Special Olympics for their initiative to make sport easily accessible to everyone equally and I share the values that have brought this football to Honduras today. Sport helps Honduras foster an atmosphere that says no to violence and yes to the principles of fair play, solidarity and unity among peoples”.
Ambassador Dickson, the authorities and public present at the activity signed the ball as an unequivocal symbol of support to the principles that this organization seeks to promote in Honduras and elsewhere in the world.