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Posted On: 30 August 2010 05:36 am
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Aspire charity auction in Nov

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Paintings of sporting superstars, along with bronze statues of living legends will be among the items going under the hammer at a charity auction of Aspire4sport in November. The event is being sponsored by Barwa Real Estate. Premier League footballer Jody Craddock, of Wolverhampton Wanderers, an up and coming artist whose work has won critical acclaim, has been commissioned by the organisers to paint a number of the superstar guests to the event. The paintings, which include fabulous studies of John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Michael Johnson and others, will then be signed by both - the artist and the subjects - before being auctioned to raise money for Reach out to Asia (Rota) and The Little Prince Hospital – Aspire4sport’s chosen charities. “I’m honoured to offer the paintings for these great causes,” said Craddock recently. “I think Aspire4sport is a great concept and the charitable aspect makes it truly unique and special.” Meanwhile, Castle Foundry, a company based in Wales, has donated maquettes of legendary sportsmen Mohammed Ali and Pele, which will also be auctioned on the charity night, which will be held at Barwa Village on the final night of the Aspire4sport Congress and Exhibition in November. “The maquettes, of Ali standing over a prone victim, and of Pele celebrating his opening goal in the 1970 World Cup Final, are sure to create considerable interest and, along with the paintings, are the start of a stunning and valuable set of items which are sure to generate much interest and raise a respectable sum of money for the worthy beneficiaries.” Many other top-class items will be added to the auction. More information about the event can be obtained at www.aspire4sport.com http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=382888&version=1&template_id=36&parent_id=16