Chevrolet hosts children for Manchester United 2014/15 season opener

Chevrolet is hosting 11 children aged 10-13 from Brazil, China, South Africa, India, South Korea and United States, among others, in Manchester this week as mascots for Manchester United’s Premier League season opening game on Saturday at Old Trafford.

Chevrolet Manchester UnitedAlongwith standing in as mascots, the kids will attend Manchester United’s Soccer School, meet club legends, tour Old Trafford stadium, and engage in more activities. Richard Arnold, Manchester United Group managing director said in a first, mascots have travelled from a wide range of countries, and that it was rare for 11 mascots to lead out the team.

The selected kids were picked for their love of football, determination to overcome challenges, and use play to realize possiblities as part of Chevrolet’s “What Do You #PlayFor?” campaign. ever since Chevrolet’s partnership announcement with Manchester United in 2012, the automaker has judiciously used football to take the power of play across regions, having donated almost 1 million nearly indestructible balls from the One World Futbol Project across more than 60 countries.

Darren Fletcher and Marouane Fellaini scored a goal each to ensure a club visctory at 2-1 victory over Valencia on Tuesday. It was Louis van Gaal’s first home match as United manager. Season opener against Swansea on Saturday 16 August is certainly what fans have in their sight this weekend.