We call football the beautiful game for a number of reasons. The phrase goes beyond being a mere description for the game itself. Instead, it extends to the many ways that this sport brings us all together. Sure, at times it has the potential to bring out the worst in people, but it equally has the power to unite us together. The war in Ukraine is a tragic event that has destabilised the world as we know it. Millions of people have lost their homes, seeking refuge in safer areas around the world. With these unfortunate events in mind, Sorare has worked to bring the Stand for Peace with Shakthar Donetsk initiative.
Shakthar Donetsk’s Humanitarian Aid
Originating in the city of Donetsk in the eastern region of Donbas, Shakthar Donetsk is easily Ukraine’s most recognizable team. The club has made numerous appearances in many European championships, including both the Champions League and Europa League. Shortly after having built their very own home, the Donbas Arena, the club had to flee to the west with the Russo-Ukrainian war of 2014. Having initially settled in Lviv, they play their home matches in both the Arena Lviv and the Olympic Stadium in Kyiv. Lviv stands close to the Polish border, where millions of displaced refugees are taking shelter. As part of their humanitarian efforts, Shakthar Donetsk has built a refugee camp inside of Arena Lviv. Their efforts are giving refuge and hope to those who need it.
Stand for Peace
Shakthar Donetsk was Sorare’s first licensed Ukrainian club. In honoring this bond, Sorare has created the Stand for Peace with Shakthar Donetsk campaign. This involves the release of 50 limited cards and one super rare card for every Shakthar Donetsk player. 100% of the proceeds from these special edition “Stand for Peace” cards will go to support Shakthar Donetsk’s humanitarian efforts within the Lviv region. The funds generated will help the club to buy food and water, clothes, shelter, legal aid, and health support to the refugees situated in the Arena Lviv. Sorare will also be matching 100% of the donation that is gathered for the cause by its community.
United for Peace
Sorare decides to take as much action as it can to help out the efforts of clubs like Shakthar Donetsk. The club has been doing admirable throughout this tragic war and they need all the help they can get. With the funds gathered through these auctions, Shakthar Donetsk can continue doing its fine work with the Lviv refugee community. These efforts are ensuring that those in need are taken care of. Its in moments like these that strong communities like that of Sorare can come together to make a difference. Though it may not seem like much, even small efforts like this can go a long way. Together with Shakthar Donetsk, Sorare and the global football community stand for peace.