Franchise Notes: Barcelona To Collaborate On Charity Initiative For Taguaritinga, Brazil
FC Barcelona will collaborate with the Edmílson Foundation on its new "HappyBall" initiative. HappyBall is a project that aims to secure the futures of the 500 families that are currently part of the assistance program run by the Edmílson Foundation in the Brazilian town of Taguaritinga. The project seeks to raise funds for the Edmílson Foundation's social projects through the sale of footballs available in Barcelona stores and on the HappyBall website at a cost of €25 ($34) (Barcelona). ... Australian Football League side Greater Western Sydney wants its extra AFL salary cap room "to remain, even if their cost-of-living allowance (COLA) is scrapped." The 9.8% allowance, "given to the Giants and Sydney on top of their league-wide salary cap, is under AFL review" (THE AGE, 10/9).