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(ANSA) – VATICAN CITY, NOV 03 – A group of former basketball champions participated in the general audience of Pope Francis in the Paul VI Hall. In the meeting with the Pontiff, at the end of the catechesis, they said that they made themselves available to the youngest to help them start again together, after the experience of the pandemic. Just through a team sport like basketball. And they also created the Liba Italia association (Legends international basketball association) headed by Carlo “Charlie” Caglieris and Pierluigi Marzorati, and female by Mara Fullin. In the Paul VI Hall there were champions of the caliber of the Spanish Juan Antonio Corbalán (star of Real Madrid and now a surgeon), Antonello Riva, Renzo Bariviera and many others.

Among the projects of this ‘dream team’ there is “not only competitive sport but also and above all education, training, socialization for young people, with particular attention to the world of school”, says to the Osservatore Romano Marzorati, pointing out that the pilot project has already started in Lombardy. “The Italian FederBasket turned 100 yesterday – he adds – but we are involving basketball legends also in Spain, Argentina, Greece, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece, Albania, Lithuania and Montenegro”.

The dream team gave Francesco a basketball with everyone’s autograph. A signature, they explain, which is above all a commitment to give back, through their experience, the extraordinary things they have received from sport to ensure that more and more young people live the experience of being part of a team. (HANDLE).

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