Rafael Nadal and the NBA's Pau Gasol have announced that their Red Cross campaign has been successful in raising €14 million, more than their goal of €11 million.
The campaign also asked other Spanish sports figures to help with coronavirus fundraising in Spain, one of the most affected counties in Europe.
"I think that between all of us we have achieved something important," said Nadal. "Not only the funds, which is more than 14 million, so the goal has been fully achieved, but the togetherness that we have shown."
Deportistas y solidarios ❤️. @RafaelNadal y @paugasol lanzaron la campaña solidaria #NuestraMejorVictoria para combatir, de la mano de Cruz Roja, la pandemia del #COVID19, y encontraron el unánime respaldo del #deporte español. #AlianzasCruzRoja @20m https://t.co/5CfB0dnYp7— Cruz Roja Española (@CruzRojaEsp) June 8, 2020
Other tennis players like Garbine Muguruza, Carla Suarez Navarro, and David Ferrer also got involved.