Golfers and athletes around the world are playing their part in supporting initiatives and organisations to help those affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Major Champion Sergio Garcia is among many Spanish athletes coming together to support the Red Cross of Spain by raising money to fight Coronavirus with a donation of €240,000.
The Garcia family made the announcement earlier this week to join the initiative to raise funds towards the €11 million goal, joining fellow sports stars such as Rafael Nadal and Pau Gasol along with Iker Casillas, Julen Lopetegui, David Ferrer, Teresa Perales and many more.
The money raised will go towards efforts in helping more than 1.35 million people affected by the COVID-19 crisis in Spain.
Azalea, our baby boy on the way, Angela and I are joining @paugasol @RafaelNadal and the #RedCross of Spain to raise money to fight the #coronavirus. As a family we are donating €240,000 to go toward the €11 million goal. Find out how you can help: https://t.co/8djByjgELJ— Sergio Garcia (@TheSergioGarcia) March 27, 2020
Two-time Major Champion Martin Kaymer has launched a fundraising campaign through the Martin Kaymer Helianthus Foundation on the Gofundme platform to help those affected by the coronavirus, making an initial donation of €50,000.
Money donated will be split equally to support organisations in Germany, Italy and South Africa – three countries close to Kaymer’s heart.
Saying “thank-you” is good. Helping people too. It’s why I’ve set-up a fund-raising campaign to benefit those hit by the corona crisis. Play a part yourselves and support those that are giving everything for others. Projects and all infos in 🇩🇪and 🇬🇧 : https://t.co/mDlGtS4pPs— Martin Kaymer (@MKaymer59) April 2, 2020
Meanwhile, Edoardo Molinari is raising funds for hospitals in Turin, Italy, with a daily quiz on his golf academy’s Instagram page.
Last weekend a number of leading players offered a heartfelt thank you to all the health professionals and key workers around the world.