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Stars of volleyball and football to play snow volleyball for charity

Alessia Orro and Paola Egonu will take on Gianluca Zambrotta and Serginho
Kronplatz / Plan de Corones, Italy, April 6, 2017 - Big international stars of volleyball and football will get together at the venue of this weekend’s 2017 CEV Snow Volleyball European Tour stop in Italy for a charity match on the snow.

Two of the rising stars on the Italian women’s national team, Alessia Orro and Paola Egonu, will be joined by 2006 FIFA World Cup champion Gianluca Zambrotta from Italy and 1999 Copa America champion Sérgio Cláudio dos Santos, better known as Serginho, from Brazil.

Both Paola Egonu and Alessia Orro won gold at the FIVB Volleyball U18 Girls' World Championship 2015 with Italy’s youth national team. Egonu was declared the Most Valuable Player, while both she and Orro landed on the championship’s Dream Team as the best outside hitter and the best setter, respectively. The stellar duo was also part of the Italian women’s national team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Zambrotta and Serginho will come to Kronplatz in their capacity as former members of the AC Milan football club. Some of the highlights of Serginho’s career came with this club, as he won the FIFA Club World Cup in 2007, as well as the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup twice each.

During the final stages of the Kronplatz tournament on Sunday, April 9, Egonu and Orro will form a snow volleyball team to face Zambrotta and Serginho on the other side of the snow court while charity donations are collected for the Earthquake Emergency Fund set up by the Milan Foundation to help earthquake victims.

For more detailed information on the European Tour, visit SnowVolleyball.com and the CEV’s dedicated pages.

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