Thursday, August 30, 2007

Donations

CF Pachuca is going to donate a portion of their $1 million prize to Hurricane Dean victims in the Mexican state of Hidalgo, of which Pachuca is the capital. Miguel Calero said the players were getting a 35 percent cut of the $1 million prize and from that they were donating funds to the people of Hidalgo. He mentioned the hard-hit areas of Tulancingo and Tizayuca as areas which they would be helping out with donations.

Additionally, Calero said the club would also be donating part of the remaining 65 percent to relief efforts.

"We're going to take a portion from each of our prize money and donate it," Calero said. "We're going to take some necessities, clothes and food to the people. The rest of the money is for the club and they will also take some of that money and donate a portion of it."

Hurricane Dean decimated the coastal touristy areas but also ravaged through Hidalgo.

Here's Calero talking about it and much more about the game. Sorry, it's all in Spanish with no translation.

3 comments:

Jess Aguinaga said...

As upset as I was about this heartbreaker of a game, I am really happy what Pachuca is going to do with their winnings. Nothing but class from these guys. I'll even go as far as to say I'm glad they won. Giving, on that level, is somthing that I hope to do some day.

pate said...

Donating a cut of their purse is pure class. I may need to start cheering for Pachuca in the mexican league (if I can ever catch a game).

cj howareya said...

From a die hard Galaxy supporter:

Bravo.