Opportunities to Build a Better Future

by Andrea Martini in Brazil

Opportunities to Build a Better Future
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On 25th September 2018 we successfully raised £1,010 with 13 supporters in 38 days

Opportunities and experiences in order to build better citizen. Aimed towards the Slum population in Rio De Janeiro.

by Andrea Martini in Brazil

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If the money raised is more than the money needed to accomplish our trip to Florianopolis and the USA; The left-over money will be allocated towards making the organisation bigger and better, making the future of our students brighter than before. 

Our Project; Futuro Bom - Opportunities to Build a Better Future.

Instituto Futuro Bom is a non-profit organisation founded officially in 2013 and currently operates the projects "Tennis in Schools" and "Tennis in Hotels".

We use the sport to get the best out of each student, rewarding based on meritocracy the ones that stand out the most, on and off the courts.

Every child has to be enrolled in a regular school, where each one is closely followed in relation to their school performance and participation in the training, so that they can guarantee their permanence within the project. 

We follow the same American university model, using sport aligned with education, training a citizen and a more qualified professional, knowing how to work in groups, defining tasks, priorities, leadership, ethics, discipline among many other benefits that are now indispensable in the world corporate. 

They are considered Student Athletes, Students as a prior priority to being an athlete. Students come first and Athletes comes second. 

The first stage of the process which uses tennis and citizen training takes place in schools, where we work with 250 children aged 6 to 11 years, using the play and stay methodology, with age-appropriate materials. Due to the lack of the tennis court in the schools, the classes are adequate in the spaces available, working the concepts of basic techniques, visual and motor coordination. 

Schools attended:

Creche Tia Maura School - Rocinha - 50 children 

CIEP Tancredo Neves - Glória - 100 children 

Municipal School Djalma Maranhão - Vidigal - 100 children 

The second stage happens in hotels, where we serve 130 children from 11 to college. The trainings are performed daily and all receive food, uniform, material and transportation. In addition to a safe, five star place, surrounded by Class A people, and opinion makers, where they can grow safely and in full, with opportunities and experiences never seen in social projects. A new concept of corporate social responsibility!

Partner hotels:

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel and Resort - Leblon - 50 children 

BHG - Pullman Hotel and Resort - São Conrado - 60 children 

Belmond Copacabana Palace - Copacabana - 13 children 

In this stage we offer 100% scholarships in Pennsylvania Colleges, Elite, Eleva and Estácio University, for athletes who stand out on and off the courts. 

Physical preparation is currently one of the most important parts in the game of tennis, and it often makes the difference between winning and losing. Therefore, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we have training focused on strengthening and muscle explosion, totally focused on tennis, on the sands of the São Conrado beach.

Every month we reward 15 athletes for cultural and sporting trips. 

We take two children each year to train for a week at IMG (International Management Group), the world's largest tennis academy, with legendary coach Nick Bollettieri in Bradenton, Florida. 

It's no use only to train, you have to compete, and our athletes who stand out most on the court, participate in some stages of the state championships and Brazilian National tennis tournaments.

Due to the work that our team has put into the organization, we were able to achieve these prizes; 





Life is made of opportunities and experiences, and based on this, we need your help to transform and influence the lives of 9 children and two teachers, who serve as an example and model for the rest of the nearly 400 athletes / students.  

In October we will be taking a week of training at the IMG gymnasium located in Bradenton, Florida, athletes Fernando Alves and Ryan Reis, both receive 100% scholarships from Instituto Futuro Bom to study at the Pensi School, and are examples of determination and overcoming. 

In October the Futuro Bom Institute will also take 7 athletes and an assistant to participate in the Guga Cup, from 11 to 21 October, in the city of Florianópolis. All being chosen based on meritocracy, having stood out on and off the courts.

Our team will be led by Douglas Araujo, and will have the following athletes; Marcus Vinicius, Thiago Freitas, Gabriel Lima, Ryan Souza, Kauã Mendonça, Bryan dos Santos and Renan Santos.

For those experiences that will last forever in our lives, we must reach the remaining total of 3,500 £. This amount includes tickets, lodging, meals, insurance, training and extra expenses. 

We count on your help!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£750 or more

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£750 Reward

This reward stars Marin Cilic, top-ten ATP tennis player. The rewards are a autograohed hat and an autorgraphed shirt. This is a special reward because he came to visit our foundation during the Rio Open Tournament and signed them in person. It also includes the rewards from; - 25 pounds - 50 pounds - 100 pounds

£25 or more

£25 Reward

The reward is a shoutout on all of our social media platforms (with the pledgees name) and a picture signed by the two students who will attend the trip to the USA.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

This reward is a video of the two kids thanking the donor personally, with their name involved (if allowed), and a official hat of the Futuro Bom organasation. This reward also involves the £25 reward - Photo + Shoutout

£75 or more

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£75 Reward

This reward is an autographed book "A marathon of dreams come true; 42 stories" featuring Marcus Fonseca. As well as the - 25 pound rewards - 50 pound rewards

£100 or more

£100 Reward

The 100 pound donation reward is an autographed official hat from the Futuro Bom Organization (Marcus Fonsecas signature) and an official training jersey from the Futuro Bom Organization. Moreover, the reward includes the - 25 pound rewards - 50 pound rewards (without the hat)

£250 or more

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£250 Reward

The rewards for this donation is an autographed Miami Open hat by Roland Garros Champion , Guga Kuerten. There are three hats available and all of them signed by Guga Kuerten, however two of them have another tennis player autograph. Marcelo Melo or Bruno Soares. Please advise what hat wants to be chosen when donating. Also a Guga Kuerten tennis book. This also includes the - 25 pound rewards - 50 pound rewards - 100 pound rewards

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

The 500 pound reward incudes a Nick Bolletieri (American tennis coach; Andre Agassi and Jim courier were both his players) book "Changing the Game". This book signed by him Also a Guga Kuerten book (Roland Garros Champion) signed by him; This reward also includes the rewards from; - 25 pounds - 50 pounds - 100 pounds

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