Peace and Sport spread awareness on the power of sport for peace at the Tour de France, Saturday 7th of July in Noirmoutier, France. For this occasion, H.S.H., Patron of Peace and Sport together with Joël Bouzou, President and Founder of Peace and Sport, and Champion for Peace Philippe Gilbert raised a #WhiteCard, the symbol of the peace-through-sport-movement.
In the framework of the Tour de France and on the occasion of his birthday on the 5th of July, the Monaco-based racing cyclist seize the opportunity to raise funds for Peace and Sport Friendship Games, which will take place from the 17th to the 19th of August in Uvira, Democratic Republic of Congo. The Friendship Games gather every year around 300 children from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda and represent a unique opportunity for the youngsters to forge friendships and dialogue.
Philippe Gilbert declared: “I dedicate my fame and my birthday to raise awareness on a cause that is dear to me: the use of sport as a tool for development and peace. I count on my supporters to contribute to the 9th edition of the Friendship Games, organized Peace and Sport.”
From his side, Joël Bouzou stated: “Athletes are role models and they have the possibility to use great sport events to raise awareness on sport for development and peace. Philippe’s initiative is an example for all of us and I invite athletes to take such fundraising actions and to join our Champions for Peace club.”
Earlier in the day, Peace and Sport and Prince Albert met French racing cyclist Romain Bardet whose commitment for solidarity is remarkable. On this occasion, they raised awareness on the positive values of sport and stood up for a symbolic #WhiteCard picture.
Every year, Peace and Sport and H.S.H. celebrates peace through sport at the Tour de France. In previous years, an encounter was held with Peter Sagan, iconic champion inspiring youth and Champion for Peace Chris Froome to join forces and promote the social change through sport.