Due to COVID-19 pandemic, world sports are having the grimmest period ever in the history. Amid worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 all the Leagues & Championship, and Tournaments have been postponed with no exact time-frame to restart.
But no matter how hard the situation to tackle, many Clubs & Players are donating millions of dollars in fighting COVID-19.
Lionel Messi, the Barcelona superstar, donated €1 million ($1.1 million) to two hospitals. One is Clinic Barcelona in Spain and another is in Argentina.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the CR7, and his agent Jorge Mendes jointly donated €1 million ($1.1 million) to their native country Portugal. Total amount will be apportioned between two hospitals in Lisbon and Porto.
CR7 has also donated some amount as a team member of Juventus. In response to the ongoing crisis in Italy, Juventus made up a mind for cutting off 4 month wage from each team member and donate €90 ($100.5 million). (Ref: Click here to read CNN Sports). Unexpectedly Italy is facing the worst hit from COVID-19. More than 10,000 people died of COVID-19.
Swiss tennis superstar Roger Federer and his wife Mirka said they have donated one million Swiss francs ($1.02 million). (Ref: Click here)
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has also made a €1 million donation, helping fund the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation and the Medical College of Barcelona.
Jose Mourinho, the Tottenham Hotspur manager, is volunteering in a charitable organization to deliver foods to vulnerable families in UK. “I am here to help Age UK Enfield, Love Your DoorStep Enfield and of course you can donate food, money or be a volunteer,” Mourinho said in a video on the charity’s Twitter account.
Former defender of England football team and Manchester United Gary Neville and his team mate in Manchester United Ryan Giggs plan to free their Hotels in UK for helping out the employees National Health Services (NHS). They are jointly running business under the name GG Hospitality Group.
Shahid Afridi former Pakistani Captain & all rounder along with his charity is distributing food supplies, disinfectant soap and other essentials to the community who need them.
Bangladeshi cricketers have also said they contributed half of their monthly salaries – a combined total of approximately $30,000 – to fund the fight against COVID-19.
Teams in NBA, Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League in US decided to compensate the wages for the support staffs and employees.
Golden State Warriors, NBA Champion, decided to give away $1 million to disaster relief fund.
Let’s hope this pandemic ends quickly. Let’s act & pray together…