Children International, a U.S.-based humanitarian organization working in Mexico, has been named the Pan American Games’ sole charity partner.
“Sponsored children through Children International are leading the Pan Am Games as a symbol of identity to future generations of Mexicans. We are proud to partner with an organization that is changing the lives of children through sports,” said Jose Gallegos, director of Children International-Mexico.
Children International was selected as the charity partner since both organizations share similar missions. Children International helps impoverished children become healthy, confident, self-reliant adults through access to health care, education, and skills formation through programs like sports. The mission of the Organizing Committee of the Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011 is to strengthen sports infrastructure in Mexico through the construction of new sports facilities which will serve as training centers for the next generation of athletes.