Lunch with Maradona to be auctioned for charity

14:34, September 17, 2010      

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Diego Armando Maradona, the famous Argentine ex-soccer player and coach of the national team, is planning to sell an opportunity to have lunch with him in Beijing to raise money for cancer, much like the auction of a lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett.

Zhao Xiaokai, the general planner of auction, said the ten days of Maradona's "Warm China Tour" would start officially at the beginning of November. The "Maradona Lunch" is going to be the first official lunch when he arrives in China, and the lunch time will be two hours. Also like Buffett lunch, the winning bidder can bring another six people with him to have lunch with Maradona.

According to Tang Huiqing, Maradona's agent in China, said the auction is the first important activity of Maradona's China tour, and all the money from the auction will be donated to the Chinese Red Cross Foundation to aid impoverished people with cancer.

By Wang Hanlu, People's Daily Online

(Editor:王寒露)

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