Chris Gardner with UYBA Volley Junior team players
Chris Gardner and Uyba General Manager Mattia Moro
NEW YORK, DUBLIN and MILAN, May 17, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brera Holdings PLC ("Brera Holdings" or the "Company", Nasdaq: BREA) announced that Board Member Chris Gardner, who is currently in Italy for several appearances, on Monday was the special guest at an event to meet the junior teams of UYBA Volley, an Italian First Division women’s volleyball club. Held at the Busto Arsizio e-work Arena near Milan, the UYBA professional team recently announced the hiring of its new coach Julio Velasco, the former head coach of the multiwinner Italian Men’s National Team.
The event, organized by Edimen Media Company and Brera Milano, was an engaging speech where Gardner went through his personal and professional experience, followed by a Q&A session, and saw the participation of over one hundred guests, including the mayor of Busto Arsizio Emanuele Antonelli and EU Parliament member Isabella Tovaglieri.
“It was a very important evening for UYBA: Chris Gardner's speech was illuminating for adults but above all for the young players who have sent us many messages of gratitude for this event. I also want to thank Edimen for this partnership and Brera, with whom we share ethical principles in the world of sport, and with which we hope to continue to collaborate in the future,” said UYBA General Manager Mattia Moro.
“A partnership with UYBA Volley, as was the case with this event, allows us to explore new and interesting areas of sport, in addition to football,” said Brera Holdings Chief Strategy Officer Alessandro Aleotti, the Founder of Brera FC, “The Third Football Team of Milan.”
“Always be world class at whatever you do,” implored Chris Gardner to the two junior UYBA teams present. “Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something,” he continued. In a Q&A session he was asked about how he overcame homelessness and business failure only to emerge stronger and more dedicated to helping others, especially youth.
Entrepreneur and author of the New York Times bestseller The Pursuit of Happyness, his autobiography that inspired the movie starring Will Smith and directed by Gabriele Muccino, Chris Gardner is deeply engaged in the activity of, “The Christopher P. Gardner Foundation,” which works to change the lives of young people.
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- Chris Gardner with UYBA Volley Junior team players
- Chris Gardner and Uyba General Manager Mattia Moro