UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and retired football professional David Beckham has been bestowed with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Leadership Award at the 6th biennial UNICEF Ball in Los Angeles for recognizing his tireless work to save and improve the lives of children around the world.
- He was presented with the award by Sir Elton John and David Furnish at the black-tie gala event.
About David Beckham:
David Robert Joseph Beckham is an English former professional footballer. He played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain, and the England national team for which he holds the appearance record for an outfield player.
- He is the first English player to win league titles in four countries: England, Spain, the United States and France.
- Beckham has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2005. In 2015 he launched 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund, making a personal commitment to use his voice, influence and connections to raise vital funds and rally for lasting change for children.
About Danny Kaye Humanitarian Leadership Award:
The Danny Kaye Humanitarian Leadership Award is named after Danny Kaye, star of Hans Christian Andersen and White Christmas. Kaye was one of the world’s most beloved entertainers.
- He was the first ever celebrity representative for UNICEF and was a Goodwill Ambassador from 1954 until his death in 1987.