Friday, July 26, 2013

Soccer Championship Match

Last night we went to another night of soccer.  It was the championship match of the Alessandro Benvenuti Memorial Tournament to honor their son who died in an accident 12 years ago.  Anna Rosa and Davide were so happy to see us at the game.  Their son, Manuel, played for the team that won by a score of 3 - 1.  After the match there was a tribute to Alessandro and an awards ceremony and a little pizza.

Anna Rosa was a little surprised to see us when we arrived and we were very happy to be able to support her and her husband.

She was also very happy to see Ariele, Adriana and Firenzo Rossi at the game.

Anna Rosa went out on the field and kicked the ball to start the game.  It's like throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game.

There were a lot of people there for the championship game.

Manuel with his fiance, Chiara, after the game.

Davide and Anna Rosa with a picture of Alessandro.

The winning team with the trophy.

The pizza was good and Anna Rosa made sure that we each got a slice.

Manuel saying goodbye to the Rossi's.

Era una bella serata con una brava famiglia, la famiglia Benvenuti.  Anna Rosa told me that she felt the presence of her son, Alessandro, during the events of the evening.  It was truly an emotional experience for all who were there.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a fun night. That's great that Manuel's team won, too!