A very warm welcome!

Hello everyone,

Thanks for taking an interest in my foundation.

I am a professional footballer playing for Arsenal Football Club and I have been very lucky in life. When I was a child my parents used to always support and encourage me wholeheartedly. Other children are not so lucky for various reasons and they need our help.

My foundation is helping those children that had a difficult or an even impossible start in life to build a better future for themselves. We support socially disadvantaged children, the majority of them from migrant families, and motivate them through sports activities. Football is of course our main focus. This is how our project ‘Sport as an opportunity’ was born.

You can find more details about this project and our work on this website.

The project has been running successfully for 10 years now. In fact, demand is so high that we would love to expand it and look into more locations.

I would be most grateful for your donation to support the work of my foundation. It is worth supporting children as they are the future of our society and it is not enough to only think about our own children. There are plenty more who need our help.

Thank you.

Per Mertesacker

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