Posted by Team, 30th March 2020
As the pandemic continues to affect people all over the world, GIS Pro Club Partners are stepping up to help. It’s been amazing to see the various ways they have been able to leverage their influence and resources to provide support during this challenging time. So we wanted to take a minute to highlight a few of the initiatives our professional club partners have taken so far!
West Ham United
West Ham United has launched Hammers At Home - “a new online community initiative offering support, assistance and regular interaction with the Club’s fans during this uniquely challenging and unprecedented time.”
Learn More: https://www.whufc.com/news/articles/2020/march/25-march/west-ham-united-proud-launch-hammers-home
FC Schalke 04
Schalke 04 professionals have reached an agreement with management to partially waive their wages and premiums and additionally suspend their salaries as a percentage until June 30, 2020 in an effort to help support 600+ employees that the club employees.
Learn more: https://schalke04.de/en/inside-en/fc-schalke-04-players-waive-salaries/
Club Atlético de Madrid
Atleti has partnered with the Red Cross in Spain to launch the #LoDamosTodo campaign. This campaign will help generate donations to help supply basic protective equipment for healthcare workers.
To learn more: https://www.cruzroja.es/webCre/donativos/donativos.php?llamada=184.108.40.20660.24/05/04.2.13860
Wolves have opened up their Foundation Facilities to operate as a food hub for 33,000 vulnerable people during the coronavirus outbreak. The arena will be used for volunteer registration stations and welfare facilities.
Learn more: https://www.wolves.co.uk/news/foundation/20200328-wolves-foundation-donate-use-of-foundation-arena/#
Wolves put “Thank You NHS” up on the video boards at the Molineux Stadium.
Espanyol have agreed to offer the RCDE Stadium and the Ciutat Esportiva Dani Jarque available to the Department of the Interior in case the space is needed to meet health and logistical needs to combat COVID-19.
Learn more: https://www.rcdespanyol.com/es/actualidad/el-rcd-espanyol-pone-a-disposicion-del-govern-sus-instalaciones/_n:11022/
In addition to opening up their facilities, Watford has also launched the Hornets at Home initiative. WFC is contacting their elderly supporters and those with disabilities to offer assistance. The idea is to pool all of the Watford supporters to support those in need during this challenging time. Watford is often called “The Original Family Club” and it’s easy to see why.
To learn more: https://www.watfordfc.com/club/hornets-home-your-chance-help
Porto has launched the Dragon Force Home Challenge social media campaign to encourage fans and players to remain active while in quarantine. Search the hashtag #DFHomeChallenge to find current entries and upload your own!
To learn more: https://twitter.com/hashtag/DFHomeChallenge?src=hashtag_click
Chievo has launched “A Casa Con I Giaballoblu” which is a live interview format where current and former first team players are interviewed. It’s a great program that keeps fans engaged and provides a unique glimpse into the lives of the first team during this challenging time.
Learn more: https://www.chievoverona.it/it/primo-piano/video/a-casa-con-i-giallobl%C3%B9-ernesto-kieffer
The Malaga CF Foundation has collaborated with the Harena Foundation to help with the loneliness and sadness of the elderly during this quarantine time period. The goal is to inject some positive and love for these people who often have no one to talk to.
Learn more: https://www.malagacf.com/noticia/la-llamada-del-nieto-malaguista
Malaga have changed their logo to represent union of love, solidarity, sport and Málaga.