Legião da Boa Vontade Promotes the Culture of Peace at the Amazonian Championships
an article by Juliana Valim, Legião da Boa Vontade
Volunteers of the Legião da Boa Vontade (Good Will
Legion)were on hand on May 28th at the Robert
Simonsen Stadium in Manaus to publicize the
campaign Sport is Life, not violence! during the
match between Nacional and Fast for the Amazonian
Photo by Lucivane Araújo. Volunteers from the LBV promote the Campaign Sport is Life, not violence! at the Amazonian championship match
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Since the 1970s, the LBV promotes initiative in
stadiums and gyms in Brazil, aiming to promote a
culture of peace in sports. On behalf of the
athletes of the National team, the midfielder
Rafael Serrano said: "This message is very
important for those who practice and those who
come to the stadium."
The sports commentator Roberto Cuesta, from Rádio
Difusora AM, also praised the action of LBV. "The
citizen who goes [to the stadium] with the
intention of having fun (...) has every right to
have this moment of leisure with security. You are
to be congratulated. "
"This institution (...) has been for many decades
working for the welfare of humanity, serving God,
peace, people's lives. The football field is a
field that is ideal for passing this message.
Football Amazon thanks them. (...) I don't know of
a better tool for the social improvement of the
sport. Whoever is changed by sports consequently
has a life that is further from evil, "emphasized
the president of the Fast Football Club,
Councilman Ednailson Leite Rozenha.
In Manaus, AM, the Community Centre of Social
Assistance, the Legião da Boa Vontade, is located at
Avenida Presidente Castelo Branco, 997 -
Cachoeirinha. For more information call: (92) 3215-
[Note: Thanks to Marcos Estrada, the CPNN reporter
for this article.]
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