Real Madrid’s star football player will be taking his skills off the field to strike out against global child hunger and malnutrition.
“As a dad, I know it is important to give my two-year-old son a healthy life, right from the start, and I want to give all kids that same chance,” Ronaldo said in a news release.
This is not the first time Ronaldo has collaborated with Save the Children. In 2011, the multi-awarded football star was the organization’s ambassador for its EVERYONE New Born and Child Survival Campaign.
Ronaldo joins an illustrious and fast-growing group of sports celebrities who have taken up similar roles, including tennis player Anna Kournikova, who is one of several global ambassadors for PSI, the global health group, and David Beckham, the British footballer, who helps to promote UNICEF’s work.
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