Wish come true for five kids
AS an official sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, Kia Motors has donated US$100,000 (RM320,000) to its selected charity, Make-A-Wish International.
In addition, Kia Motors has also invited five wish children and their companions to participate in the Kia Mascot Friends programme wherein they will accompany the official World Cup mascot – Fuleco the Armadillo – onto the pitch at half time during matches of the world’s most prominent international football competition.
The five wish children, who were selected from global Make-A-Wish International’s affiliates based on their love of football, will travel to Brazil to attend at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Wish children Aidan (age 14, from Australia), Fausto (age 11, Mexico), Nathan (age 10, Brazil), Yuri (age 9, Brazil), and Bruno (age 11, Brazil) will make appearances beginning with a group stage match on June 23 through the semi-final match on July 8.
In line with Kia Motor’s World Cup marketing concept, ‘Kia Makes Surprises’, Kia and Make-A-Wish representatives paid a surprise visit to Aidan’s local football team’s training session in Sydney, Australia. Aidan, 14, is battling cystic fibrosis.
He was ecstatic to hear that he would be going to watch the World Cup live.
Aidan is all smiles after getting his wish to attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.