Hong Kong, June 30, 2020.- LaLiga, together with The Medical Licentiate Society of Hong Kong (LMCHK), has held an event in Causeway Bay together with 50 members of the island’s health staff to thank them for their work in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the meeting, which was held at LaLiga’s representative office in Hong Kong and attended by the maximum number of attendees permitted by current health restrictions, LaLiga thanked the work and effort of the region’s health personnel on behalf of all Spanish football.
"Without the work of health workers in Hong Kong and others around the world, we would have been unable to witness not only the return of football but also of a more or less normal life. The work is not finished yet but we are on the right track because of the efforts of doctors, nurses and other health personnel, and from LaLiga and its clubs, we thank them,” said Eduard Castell, LaLiga delegate in Hong Kong.
LaLiga presented the various campaigns to support the fight against the pandemic that it has carried out in countries around the world at the event and emphasized its commitment to helping to restore normality across all sectors of society as soon as possible. During the event, Fernando Sanz, director of international institutional relations and director of the LaLiga ambassadors and legends project, delivered a video message expressing his heartfelt appreciation for the work done.
“Whether leaving it all on the field or giving it all you have for your patients, LaLiga and our doctors have a shared sense of spirit and professionalism. On behalf of the Licentiate Society, we’re honored for this Covid-19 tribute from LaLiga”, Marcus Marcet, president of the Medical Licentiate Society of Hong Kong, stated.
LaLiga’s partners PUMA and Budweiser, as well as Now TV, supported this event, which also included the participation of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.
LaLiga is a global, innovative and socially responsible organization, a leader in the leisure and entertainment sector. It is a private sports association composed of the 20 teams in LaLiga Santander and 22 in LaLiga SmartBank, responsible for the organization of these national professional football competitions. In the 2018/2019 season, LaLiga reached a cumulative audience of more than 2.7 billion people globally. With headquarters in Madrid (Spain), it is present in 55 countries through 9 offices and 46 delegates. The association carries out its social action through its Foundation and is the world's first professional football league with a league for intellectually challenged footballers: LaLiga Genuine Santander.