Bayern Munich has pledged support to Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka’s WeKickCorona campaign by producing a sustainable face-mask made from club scarves. The proceeds from the sale of the masks will support WeKickCorona.
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was happy to be a part of the initiative spearheaded by two of his key players:
We want to demonstrate with this campaign that FC Bayern is doing everything possible to deal with the pandemic in an exemplary and disciplined way, following the appeal by Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söder. Meanwhile, we’re pleased that we can make a contribution to the marvellous initiative by Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka. This is a great example of how our players recognize their functions as role models in society and are showing solidarity in this crisis.
Per the release from FCBayern.com, the scarves were originally supposed to be given out at the Allianz Arena for the Champions League match against Chelsea to mark the club’s 120th anniversary. A unique aspect of this project is that no two masks are the same:
Jörg Wacker, Bayern’s executive board member for internationalization, strategy, and merchandising, hopes the fundraiser will assist with the problems many people have had globally in trying to procure masks and personal protective equipment (PPE):
It’s a central concern for us to make a positive contribution during the current COVID-19 crisis. In the spirit of sustainability, the material for the FC Bayern scarves will be reused for a good cause. With the production of our masks, we also want to reduce the rush on medical products.
Kimmich is ecstatic about the support the WeKickCorona initiative is receiving from his club:
With this campaign, Leon and I want to deliver quick and direct help where it’s most needed. We hoped as many people as possible would participate and join in, so we’re even happier that we’ve had so much support. It’s very nice that the club is supporting us — and now we hope that a good amount for a good cause will come out of it.
Goretzka was especially impressed with Bayern Munich’s focus on the sustainability aspect of the masks:
The masks actually look very cool, and the fact there’s an environmental consideration behind the whole thing with the sewn-on fan scarves just rounds it off.
If you are interested in purchasing a mask, you can find them at the FC Bayern online store. The masks are easy to care for, as they are washable at a minimum of 60 degrees and, as previously stated, can be used multiple times.
The masks are available in individual or triple packs. Children’s masks are €5.95 individually or €14.95 for a pack of three, while adult masks are €6.95 individually or €17.95 for a pack of three. There is a shipping cost as well that is dependent on your location.