In 2006 Chilean Football Legend Elias Figueroa and his long-time friend and collaborator in Futbol Masters, Steve Leighton undertook a new challenge. Their vision was to create a Charity Foundation and Goodwill Organization which would provide ‘Education Through Sport’ programs and initiatives to families and children in need and at risk.
The Gol Iluminado Foundation was established as a Federally Registered 501 (c)(3) Not For Profit Organization in June 2007 and in a short period of time has evolved into a dynamic and prolific force, recognized by world leaders and the most credible individuals and Organizations involved in the ‘Sport For Development and Peace movement’, worldwide.
We have established a collaboration with the Peace and Sport Organization, which works under the High Patronage of H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco, as well as the World Olympians Association and its President, Joel Bouzou.
Elias Figueroa has been appointed as a Champion For Peace and Ambassador of Peace and Sport.