The former captain of the national team of Japan, Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, currently the President of the Mali Most foundation, launched a campaign in Japan to raise funds for the Little Bridge Sports Academy. The campaign lasted two months and culminated in a social gathering hosted by Tsuneyasu Miyamoto attended by people who have showed their support for this project. This opportunity enabled Tsuneyasu to meet with his fans and to establish long lasting relationships. After a football match with his supporters, the night finished with a group dinner. Sufficient funds were raised to run the academy in 2016.