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Beckham announces charity match for coronavirus victims

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Published on April 23, 2020 - Duration: 02:06s
David Beckham to play fans to raise money for virus relief.
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Beckham announces charity match for coronavirus victims

RESENDING WITH UPDATED SCRIPT SHOWS: MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (FILE) (INTER MIAMI FC - MUST COURTESY INTER MIAMI FC) 1.

FANS AT INTER-MIAMI OPEN TRAINING AT STADIUM 2.

INTER MIAMI FC TRAINING AT TRAINING FACILITY MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (APRIL 21, 2020) (INTER MIAMI FC-MUST COURTESY INTER MIAMI FC) 3.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) DAVID BECKHAM, SAYING: "Hi everyone.

It's David here.

I want to let you know I'm joining some friends of mine in an incredible campaign.

I'm going all in on the All In Challenge to raise much needed money for corona virus relief.

There are so many families being affected by this terrible situation who are struggling to find money for food and we want to support some special charities who are doing some incredible work every single day under such difficult circumstances.

So with my Inter-Miami family I'd like to offer you a unique experience.

You and four of your friends will play against my five-a-side team at the beautiful new Inter Miami training facility.

After the game, we will have lunch together - to gloat who has won and who has lost - and you will then be invited to watch an Inter Miami game from the owners' suite with me and my good friend and managing owner, Jorge Mas.

You'll get a VIP tour of our stadium to see the amazing facilities we've built for our new club.

Miami is a very special place and I know this will be an incredible experience." STORY: David Beckham, the former England soccer captain and now co-owner of Major League Soccer's Inter-Miami, is giving fans a chance to play a five-a-side charity match and raise funds to help feed those in need during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Beckham's offer is part of the "All In Challenge" in which athletes and celebrities come up with special fan experiences to raise money for selected charities.

Along with getting a chance to form a team to play with the former Manchester United midfielder, the winner will have lunch with Beckham and watch an Inter-Miami match from the owner's suite.

In a video, the 44-year-old Beckham challenged his former clubs Manchester United, Real Madrid and Paris St Germain to join in the charity effort.

The winner will be chosen from a raffle with fans able to purchase 10 entries for $10.

MLS is also offering up a one-off prize with a fan getting a chance to replace commissioner Don Garber's name on the game ball when the league returns to action and on the 2021 MLS All-Star game ball, which also includes a VIP All-Star weekend trip.

A number of high-profile athletes have stepped up to join the cause, including six-times Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady, who is offering tickets to his first home game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, dinner and/or a workout plus his game jersey and cleats.

Other prizes include batting practice and dinner with New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, a chance to play in the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game or appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

(Production: Peter Bullock)

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