Let’s Stick Together- Help OGQ and GoSports Foundation Support the Indian Grassroots Hockey Ecosystem

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Posted On Jun 13, 2020

Let’s Stick Together is a joint initiative of OGQ and GoSports Foundation to support the livelihoods of the most vulnerable people in India’s grassroots hockey ecosystem with timely financial interventions that bring them security and safety during a time of personal crisis.

Update: As of 12 noon on June 23rd, we have raised over 22,00,000. All further donations made to this cause will be transferred to the PlayforIndia COVID-19 Relief Fund.

About the Cause Champions

This cause is jointly championed by OGQ and GoSports Foundation, two independent non-governmental not-for-profit organisations that have worked to support the aspirations of many of India’s Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls over the years.

About the Cause

Let’s Stick Together aims to raise Rs. 20,00,000 to support 200 most vulnerable people at the grassroots of India’s hockey ecosystem whose lives and livelihoods have been torn apart in recent months. While the impact of Covid-19 is widespread it has been particularly severe on those at the bottom of the pyramid in sport, putting them at risk.

Hockey is a team sport in every sense of the word. Nobody can achieve success alone. The sport involves numerous participants both on and off the field who contribute to a team’s success.  For many of these people, their involvement with hockey is their sole source of income.  For others, all other sources of family income have dried up. Sport is their only hope and that hope must be protected, nurtured and kept alive.

Intended Beneficiaries

This initiative will support 200 groundstaff, coaches and young hockey aspirants from across the country. Support will be directed to those who are identified as at-risk and requiring financial support using a trusted network of people and organisations. The support provided will recognise their various contributions to hockey. The initiative will aim to demonstrate the power of sport and the spirit of fraternity that it brings. Strengthening the base of the pyramid can only make each one of us stronger.

The funds raised will be distributed directly to the verified bank accounts of the identified beneficiaries.

Hockey is a simple sport where a team works to both achieve a goal and defend what is valuable. Come join our team and help us support those who represent the future of a sport that has brought India so much joy over the generations. #LetsStickTogether and #PlayForIndia.