The Solidarity Gestures of LaLiga clubs to fight COVID-19

April 20, 2020

  • LaLiga clubs have donated medical supplies, made significant financial contributions and promoted various campaigns
  • The acts go as far as offering use of stadiums and volunteering to work with medical services.

Every gesture, no matter how small it may seem, is important when fighting a global pandemic. In the time of COVID-19, it is essential for communities to be pulling in the same direction and to working together, firstly by staying at home and secondly by finding other innovative and thoughtful ways to contribute.

The clubs of LaLiga have been quick to rise to the challenge, through a variety of different public health initiatives. From financial donations to the supplying of essential materials or even blood, the football industry has been decisive in its response.

The current initiatives of LaLiga clubs are as follows:

AD Alcorcón: Together with its official fan clubs, the LaLiga SmartBank side has joined forces to launch a fundraising event in support of the Fundación Alcorcón University Hospital.

Athletic Club: Via its Twitter account, the Basque Health Service, Osakidetza, recently confirmed, without revealing specific details, that the Bilbao club have made a valuable contribution through its players and coaches from both the men’s and women’s teams.

Athletic Club has also paid tribute to all the health personnel who work tirelessly in the fight against the coronavirus, illuminating the stadium in blue and projecting a message of thanks in San Mamés: “You give your soul for us, thank you very much from the heart”, the message reads.

Atlético de Madrid: “The health personnel are our team and they need basic protective equipment. They are ours. ” This is the message of Diego Pablo Simeone, coach of Atlético de Madrid, in the charity campaign of the rojiblanca entity #LoDamosTodo led by the coach in support of the club’s foundation and the Red Cross. The objective of this solidarity initiative is to raise funds for the acquisition and distribution of medical equipment for the health workers who are intervening in this crisis.

CA Osasuna: The Pamplona-based club has offered its Tajonar training facilities, to the Government of Navarra in case they can be of use.

Cádiz CF: the Andalusian club has contributed by buying 50 coils of PLA filament to manufacture sanitary protection screens that will be donated to Andalusian hospitals. In addition, the winger Iván Alejo, loaned this season from Getafe CF, has donated €10,000 to his home hospital, the Hospital Clinico Universitario de Valladolid.

CD Leganés: the Madrid club, through its foundation and in collaboration with the city council, has donated €200,000 to the Severo Ochoa Hospital with the aim of obtaining gowns, tests, water, disinfectants, blankets, masks and all the necessary and useful material that the hospital currently needs.

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