10.07.2015 » Cristiano Ronaldo is nominated for the "Athletes Gone Good" award
Throughout his life, Ronaldo has been involved in many charity actions in different places across the world and it's no secret that he doesn't hesitate in reaching his hand to others everytime he has the opportunity to help. As a result of his recent efforts in helping raising the awareness in the fight against Ebola, the Real Madrid and Portuguese superstar was nominated for the "Athletes Gone Good" award, together with a few dozens of other sports celebrities like Lionel Messi, Alexis Sánchez, Fabregas, Neymar and Wayne Rooney. The public's voting will be open until July 31, in a process that will be explained in more detail below. In the meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates will kickoff their 2015-16 pre-season tour right this weekend.
Cristiano Ronaldo - 11 against Ebola:
Ronaldo was nominated for the inaugural "Athletes Gone Good" award, where the winners will come out from a long list of sports celebrities created by "DoSomething.org". This prize was created to distinguish athletes across the world who are using their fame for charitable causes and social good. "DoSomething.org" is one of the largest organizations for young people and social change in the world, currently with close to 4 million members across the world.
Now and through July 31, fans can simply vote for their favorite sports athlete once per day. The winners of the "2015 Athletes Gone Good" award will be compiled as a result of a 3-part methodology:
- Votes and nominations from the public
- The athlete's influence on social media
- Advice from the "Athletes Gone Good" Advisory Committee.
Naomi Hirabayashi, the Chief Marketing Officer at "DoSomething.org", has recently talked about the importance of these type of awards and how fans can also be a part of the action.
Naomi: "Athletes make a huge impact on culture and in our societies. At "DoSomething.org", we're elevating and celebrating athletes who have decided to use their impact for good and social causes. With the launch of "Athletes Gone Good", we're giving fans an easy way to champion for their favorite socially active athletes” commented the New York-based marketing director.
Ronaldo was nominated for the work he did for FIFA in their "11 against Ebola" campaign. In November, the Real Madrid forward joined forces with FIFA and health experts, in order to raise global awareness and promote simple preventative measures in the fight against Ebola.
You can check out the video featuring Ronaldo on the top of this article. Fans can starting voting now: http://www.athletesgonegood.com/candidates/cristiano-ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo next game will be for Real Madrid during the club's pre-season tour in Australia, on the 18th of July of 2015. You can watch Juventus live stream, Real Madrid vs Roma, Costa Rica vs Jamaica, El Salvador vs Canada, Mexico vs Cuba, and Trinidad vs Guatemala, all matches provided from our football streaming section.
Real Madrid next game:
Real Madrid vs AS Roma kick-off time (18-07-2015):
Beijing (China) | UTC/GMT+8: 17:00
Jakarta (Indonesia) | UTC/GMT+7: 16:00
India (New Delhi) | UTC/GMT+5.30: 14:30
Spain (Madrid) | UTC/GMT+2: 11:00
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | UTC/GMT+1: 10:00
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | UTC/GMT-3: 06:00
New York (United States) | UTC/GMT-4: 05:00
Los Angeles (United States) | UTC/GMT-7: 02:00
Sources: ronaldo7.net / fifa.com / bbc.com