Football players, including Josip Ilicic, Leonardo Bonucci, and Lorenzo Insigne, are donating money to hospitals as well as raising funds in order to help Italy fight with the Coronavirus pandemic.
Therefore, many football players are using their influence, time, and money to raise funds for hospitals that are at breaking point.
Bonucci, the famous defender of Juventus, has donated €120,000 to Turin’s Città della Salute hospital, where his infant son had life-saving surgery.
Insigne, the captain of Napoli, has also donated €100,000 to Naples’s local Cotugno hospital and urged his followers on social media to do the same.
Ilicic, the star of Atalanta, who scored four goals in the Champions League win over Valencia, has proudly taken the match ball home with him after that occasion.
However, the club has announced that he has gifted that ball to Bergamo’s Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital as a sign of gratitude, closeness, and affection for what all those who are doing to fight the horrific coronavirus that has been shaking the lives of all of us.
Atalanta fans had also donated €60,000 to that hospital, including the €40,000 they would have collectively spent on the trip to Valencia, which was played ultimately behind closed doors, and another €20,000 handed in by ultras groups.
The squad and coach Gian Piero Gasperini of Atalanta clubbed together in order to raise a more €50,000 for the hospital.
Juventus, Inter, Parma, and other teams have all launch fund-raising pages in order to help the hospitals of Italy that are so badly need during this crisis.
The Nerazzurri have also raised €500,000 for the local hospital as well as for research into finding a cure.