Spanish sport continues to show its solidarity through the project they lead Rafa Nadal and Pau Gasol, the solidarity initiative ‘Red Cross Responds‘that aims to raise a total of 11 million euros and that has added the support in the last hours of Carolina Marín, Alberto Contador, Sergio García or Marc Márquez.
“I also want to join this initiative, in gratitude for all the support that all the Spanish people have always given to athletes,” he said this Saturday. Carolina Marin on his Twitter account. The Olympic badminton champion thus joined the ‘Red Cross Responds’ project, announced last Thursday.
Neither World Cups, nor medals. Society has always supported us and it is time to respond with #OurBestVictory ??
– Carolina Marín (@CarolinaMarin) March 28, 2020
Since Nadal and Pau Gasol launched the message, the national sport has continued to respond to their call, with continuous support and donations to achieve that figure of donation for the public administration in the fight against the coronovirus pandemic. In Spain they are already more than 70,000 positive cases and almost 6,000 deaths from Covid-19.
This same Saturday the Atlético de Madrid footballer also joined the campaign Saúl Ñíguez or the cyclist Alberto counter. In addition, on Friday he left a large list of solidarity athletes, such as basketball player Sergio Rodríguez, the Spanish Basketball Federation itself and its president Jorge Garbajosa, golfer Sergio García or tennis players Garbiñe Muguruza and Carla Suárez.
The motorcycle world champions Marc and Álex Márquez also made their donation and asked the two-wheeled world for their support. Soccer player Jesús Navas, cyclist Alejandro ValverdeThe list does not stop growing in a world of sports stopped on the slopes, the fields and the circuits, but not in its desire for solidarity.
Nadal and Gasol were already followed on Thursday by big names such as Fernando Alonso, Íker Casillas, Julen Lopetegui, Carlos Sainz father and son, Teresa Perales, Orlando Ortega, Bruno Hortelano, David Ferrer and Theresa Zabell.