On 25 July 2009, Manchester United Football Team and Swiss watchmaker Hublot have jointly attended an event at Hangzhou in China to raise fund for the Foundation.
Red Devils players Paul Scholes, Ji-Sung Park, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra were invited to take up a challenge – shooting the ball from the shore to a target 16 meters away on West Lake.
Mr. Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Hubolt, Sir Alex Ferguson and Mr.David Gill, Manager and CEO respectively of Manchester United, together with Miss Sinjie Lee and Miss Valen Hsu, Ambassadors of the Foundation were all there to cheer on the players! The shoot out was so fun that Sir Ferguson, Mr. Gill and Mr. Biver eventually made attempts in their suits and black leather shoes!
Besides the donation from the event, Mr. Biver had been very generous in making donation to the Foundation himself. All funds raised on the day will be applied towards the education of under privileged children in China.