Concacaf and UNICEF USA unite to support relief efforts in the Bahamas

October 10, 2019

Upcoming Concacaf Nations League games across the region will highlight initiatives supporting Bahamian communities after devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian

MIAMI / NEW YORK (October 10, 2019) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) is teaming up with UNICEF USA to bring awareness to relief efforts in the Bahamas following the terrible impact of Hurricane Dorian.

Concacaf and their Member Associations, through the Nations League matches taking place across the region in October and November, will use their collective reach and influence to raise awareness for UNICEF’s emergency work and fundraising.

UNICEF is delivering hugely important programs in the Bahamas, including providing basic needs and supplies for families, and helping children displaced by the hurricane get back to school as soon as possible.

Concacaf will support UNICEF by including fundraising calls on a range of match-day inventory across the upcoming Nations League games, including LED signage and public announcements to fans. Concacaf will also use its digital and social media channels to raise awareness for UNICEF’s efforts, and facilitate on-air UNICEF support through its broadcast partners. Fans can also join Concacaf in supporting UNICEF by visiting donate unicefusa.org/Concacaf

“UNICEF USA is grateful for Concacaf's support in bringing needed attention to ongoing recovery efforts in the Bahamas, especially the children and families whose lives have been uprooted after Hurricane Dorian," said Shelley Diamond, Chief Marketing Officer, UNICEF USA. "By integrating UNICEF's lifesaving mission into this tournament, we’re collectively empowering fans to support ongoing relief efforts while highlighting the power of sports to bring people together and make a difference.”

“The Bahamas suffered enormously from the impact of Hurricane Dorian and our thoughts remain with the communities that lost loved ones, and the many people still working hard to rebuild their lives” said Concacaf President Victor Montagliani. “At Concacaf we believe in using the power and reach of football to support our region and we are committed to helping raise awareness for UNICEF’s essential relief efforts. We will also continue supporting our friends and colleagues at the Bahamas FA who have shown an incredible bond with their local community during this difficult time.”

You can view the Concacaf Nations League schedule, current standings, and further information about the competition here

 

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About Concacaf
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) is the governing body for football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean, and one of the six continental confederations that comprise FIFA. Concacaf is composed of 41 Member Associations, including nations and territories from Canada in the north to Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana in the south. Concacaf delivers elite football competitions and development activities at all levels of the game to unite this diverse region in football. Our goals are to actively promote universal access to our sport and raise the quality of football across the Confederation. concacaf.com

 

About UNICEF USA
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children's lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit unicefusa.org

 

For more information, contact
Ann Reinking Whitener, UNICEF USA, 212.922.2623, areinking@unicefusa.org