"The sporting community has the power to advance humanity and to help ensure that all children everywhere have access to health care, education, protection and equality"

 Welcome To The GOL ILUMINADO FOUNDATION 

Chairman GOL ILUMINADO FOUNDATION

  • 3 Times South American Player of The Year

  • FIFA 100 Greatest Players of The 20th Century

 

The GOL ILUMINADO FOUNDATION is a Federally Registered 501(c)(3) Not For Profit Organization. We are very proud of our accomplishments. and welcome your thoughts, support and participation.

 

"I want to personally invite you to join our movement to promote Education and Peace. through Sport, Music and The Arts". 

 

Elias Figueroa 

 

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"We must use the power of sport, music and the arts as an agents of social change. They have an almost unmatched role to play in promoting understanding, healing wounds, mobilising support for social causes, and breaking down barriers”.  - Kofi Annan

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On a communication level, Sport can be used as an effective delivery mechanism for education about peace, tolerance, and respect for opponents, regardless of ethnic, cultural, religious or other differences. Its inclusive nature makes sport a good tool to increase knowledge, understanding and awareness about peaceful co-existence. Sport-based development activities ensure that this powerful and diverse element of civil society becomes an active and committed force in the global partnership for development.

Peace Pitch initiative 

 Winner of the Peace and Sport Monaco 

 'Event of The Year' Award 

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In 2015 the Gol Iluminado Foundation “Indigenous Games” initiative won the prestigious “Sport Event Of The Year" Award from the world renowned Peace and Sport Organization, which works under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. As a result of our efforts, the Congress of Chile passed the "Elias Figueroa Sports Law", to recognize Indigenous Sport an Official Sport of the Interational Olymipc Comtitee.

The GOL ILUMINADO FOUNDATION hosted a Sport For Hope Indigenous Football Tournament for the National Tribes of The Americas in association with and support of the Chilean Government. The inaugural Indigenous Copa Americana took place prior to the Copa America 2015 CHILE, from June 11 – July 4, 2015. The Indigenous Copa Americana is a LEGACY project resulting from the GOL ILUMINADO’s efforts to bring awareness and support to Indigenous history, culture and sport, the outcome of which was the "Elias Figueroa Sports Law", which recognizes Ancestral Sport as "Official Sport" of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This now provides Federal funding opportunities to Indigenous Tribes in order to perpetuate the history, culture and fabric of the Indigenous Peoples of Chile. Our efforts have created a network of sustainable Futbol por la Paz Street Futbol projects throughout Chile. We have organized 6 Peace Matches over the years, which have taken place in Brazil, Chile and the United Kingdom. We are now coordinating our next Partido por la Paz "Match For Peace", that will take place in Valparaiso, Chile, in the Elias Figueroa Stadium , in April 2020, 

The “King Of Football” - Edson Arantes do Nascimento=Pelé with ‘Don’ Elias Figueroa in support of the Sport For Hope movement we are undertaking with the Indigenous Peoples of The Americas

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