Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich started this collective initiative to support charitable associations and social institutions -those who help others- to make a contribution to community resilience and recovery.
With an initial donation of € 5 million, the player driven initiative has not only shown extraordinary leadership by players but has brought athletes across sports together for a common cause and supported 400 projects, so far. “We only beat Corona as a team. With #WeKickCorona we want to help those who help others,” German National Team player Goretzka stressed. His colleague Kimmich added that solidarity is now necessary in both small and large scale.
Many of the players and athletes, men and women, who support this collective initiative also contribute through other individual actions.