Arjun Kapoor’s love for the sport of football is well-known. Whether it’s playing in the All Stars Club or representing a premier global team like Chelsea as an ambassador in India, the star is closely associated with the sport. And now taking it forward, in honour of the United Nations’ International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, the actor has put together a charity closet sale fundraiser that combines his passion for football with philanthropy.
“Football has been a big part of my life right from childhood, and I firmly believe in the transformative effect of sport!” – Arjun Kapoor
Arjun Kapoor has picked out pieces that he has most enjoyed wearing, and these will be up for sale online so fans across India and the world can partake in this initiative. Proceeds will support Oscar Foundation, which uses football as a tool to encourage hundreds of children to stay in school and equip them with skills to make them resilient and future-ready.
Arjun says, “Football has been a big part of my life right from childhood, and I firmly believe in the transformative effect of sport. I can think of no better way to mark this special day than to be able to connect with fans so we can participate together in sustainability, circularity, and helping bright young minds from underprivileged backgrounds achieve their potential by harnessing the power of sport.”
Ashok Rathod, Founder, and Director of, the Oscar Foundation, added, “We’re delighted to join hands with Arjun Kapoor for this initiative, and given his long-standing connections with football, the synergy with our work has been organic and genuine. We’re grateful for his using his platform to raise awareness about how sport can give children in need encouragement, purpose, and motivation that can help them complete their education and transform their lives.”
This initiative builds on Arjun Kapoor’s closet sale initiative which he launched during the 2020 pandemic to raise funds to feed stray animals impacted by the lockdown. With this, he continues to find apt causes to uniquely amplify social imperatives that are the need of the hour and close to his heart.