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There have been many means mooted for helping to raise money in the memory of those killed in the September terrorist attacks in New York but Barclays Capital has come up with one of the more apt, as well as more entertaining. At the end of last month, on Saturday, June 29 to be exact, the UK and US Barclays Capital football teams met up with the Fire Department of New York and New York Police Department football teams (they call themselves soccer teams, of course) for a four-way tournament played in New York's East River Park.
It was a well-timed event, coming just a day before the World Cup final in Japan. Each participant raised sponsorship money that Barclays Capital agreed to match by up to $1,000 per player, and the bank also arranged a raffle, with prizes donated by Staples, J&R music world, American Airlines, and others.