Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan presented a cheque of $10,000 to the Cardio Center of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital on Tuesday to mark the commencement of activities towards the 2015 Stars Soccer Fiesta.
His non-governmental organisation, The Asamoah Gyan Foundation made the first of a series of planned social intervention activities to mark the return of the Soccer Fiesta which is climaxed with a fun game between professional football players and Ghanaian entertainers – mainly drawn from the music and movie industry.
The Al Ain striker in the company of Ghana FA Executive Committee member George Afriyie, Chief Executive Officer of the Asamoah Gyan Foundation, Samuel Anim Addo and leading Ghanaian musician Kwabena Kwabena presented the cheque to the National Director of the Cardiothoracic Center Dr. Lawrence Siriboe at a brief function.
Gyan recalled how he was saved some years back – “I remember my last admission here [Cardio centre] was way back in 1999 so I have some memories about this place”.
“Aside this [the donation] being part of the Star Soccer Fiesta, I enjoy giving back to society and I hope this goes a long way to help face some of the challenges of this unit,” he said.
The delegation later proceeded to the National Reconstructive Plastics Surgery and Burn Centre – as well as the Maternal Unit and Children’s Ward of the hospital where he paid the bills of 29 mothers and also donated rice and noodles from Mama Vits noodles and rice – company owned by him.
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