Girona FC joins the Open Arms mission
Girona FC’s first team will wear our organisation's logo on their shirts
Girona FC wanted to join Open Arms' mission to leave no life adrift, at sea or on land, and to fight every day for the safety of people in vulnerable situations, fleeing war, poverty and violence.
For this reason, we have signed a collaboration agreement to give greater visibility to our humanitarian work and the first team will wear the Open Arms logo on the left sleeve of the match shirt, starting with the match against Real Madrid on April 25th in Montilivi and until the end of the season. It is estimated that this initiative will impact more than 6 million people around the world.
Fans who purchase or have already purchased the official Girona FC shirt for this season will be able to have the Open Arms logo printed on the sleeve for five euros, and the proceeds from this will go entirely towards our missions.
The agreement with Girona FC goes beyond the football field. In the coming months, Open Arms will promote its educational project "Education for Freedom" — which aims to promote values such as justice, empathy, respect and dignity, as well as respect for people regardless of their beliefs, origins and opinions — alongside the nutrition talks that the club regularly holds in schools in the province of Girona. The Girona students will join the more than 125,000 students from 2,500 schools from around the world who have participated in the project since 2015.
The agreement was signed by the founder and director of Open Arms, Oscar Camps, and the president of Girona FC, Delfí Geli, during a visit that took place a few days ago on the Open Arms Uno ship, with the participation of the first team coach, Míchel Sánchez.
Delfí Geli explained: "We are proud of this collaboration agreement with Open Arms because of the great humanitarian work they do everywhere, and from Girona we want to help them with whatever is needed, offering them the visibility that a football club like us can give them".
Oscar Camps pointed out: "That a club as important as Girona, and also in the first division, looks at us and gives us one of its sleeves to put our emblem on is very significant. Nowadays, football has a lot of fans and it’s a very useful way to spread our message. At Open Arms, we will try to rise to the challenge and we hope to be able to do a lot of things, especially with children, which is our main goal.”
Watch the video of the collaboration: