|July 22, 2004, London, UK – The infamous ball from David Beckham’s missed shootout kick at Euro 2004 Quarter-Final match vs. France is now in the hands of GoldenPalace.com.|
The most recognized ball in recent soccer history became a fan souvenir when star striker David Beckham sent it sailing over the goal, missing the net and dashing the hopes of English supporters.
Some lucky fan escaped unscathed out of the stadium with the ball tucked neatly under his shirt, and had put it up for auction on eBay, the well-known Internet auction site, where the ball sold for €28,050.00 EUR (approx. $35,000 USD).
CEO of GoldenPalace.com, Richard Rowe, shares his plans: “We plan on raising a lot more money for charity than we did paying for this ball. Expect to see The Ball traveling around the world in an effort to raise money for charitable organizations”.
Having already been associated with Formula 1’s Team Minardi, Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, and professional Boxing, GoldenPalace.com now has the “Beckham Ball” and intends on using it to raise money for charity.
GoldenPalace.com has a history of turning sports relationships into gains for charitable organizations. Some of the activities include: Contributions were made to help find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. They sent American Ray Sabbatini, a man stricken with MS to Pamplona, Spain to the “Running of the Bulls” in order to help raise awareness and funding for the cause; contributions are made to The Retired Boxers Foundation as a result of all tattoo sponsorships to help support retired boxers; contributions were made to help fund schooling for elementary school children in a New York Charity Basketball Tournament, featuring NBA legends Dennis Rodman and Magic Johnson.
Raechel F. Peek
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Notes to Editor:
Founded in 1997, GoldenPalace.com provides high-quality online gaming, incorporating advanced technology, software, and infrastructure with the highest standards of service in the gaming world today. It prides itself on its gaming platforms, www.GoldenPalace.com and www.GoldenPalace.co.uk. Providing entertainment in English, French and Spanish, the platforms offer more than 60 classic casino games and over 30 new slot machines. Payment processing is in US dollars, euros and UK pound sterling currencies. From card and table games to progressive jackpots and video poker, Golden Palace is the Number One Internet Casino worldwide.
In a recent example of good fortune, Golden Palace Internet casino transformed the life of David P. last month when he won an incredible $603,211 playing a progressive jackpot slot machine.
Due to an extensive online and offline marketing strategy, GoldenPalace.com has been featured on a number of prominent media outlets including BBC, The Times Newspaper, Media Week magazine, Westfalische Rundschau, Wochen Kurier, www.straitstimes.asia1, www.onlinecasinonews.com, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, ESPN, TBS, GSN, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Howard Stern Radio Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, The MSG Network, The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo!, AOL, MSN, and many more.