Liga MX clubs aid storm relief efforts

Mexican clubs are doing their part to help the families of the perished and the thousands stranded by deadly weather conditions that rocked the Pacific and Gulf coasts.
With both Mexico’s Pacific and Gulf coasts hit by freak weather conditions that have left upwards of 97 people dead and thousands stranded, Mexico’s soccer community is pulling together to do its bit to help out.

Club America announced on Thursday that fans bringing certain items of tinned food and non-perishable essentials (the full list can be found on the club’s website) to the Estadio Azteca on Friday will get two tickets to Saturday’s game against Chiapas FC in exchange.

Archrival Chivas has also responded to the growing crisis and is accepting donations of similar items at the Estadio Omnilife and Club Chivas San Rafael, with those bringing specific items receiving a ticket for next Wednesday’s crucial Copa MX game in the Copa MX against Leon.

Other clubs are also helping, with Pachuca players personally receiving donations at the Estadio Hidalgo that will be taken to the states most affected by Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel – principally Guerrero, Tamaulipas and Veracruz.

Morelia, Pumas, Queretaro and several other clubs in Mexico’s top two divisions have begun similar initiatives. Cruz Azul midfielder Israel Castro was one of those temporarily stranded in Acapulco, Guerrero, but managed to get back to Mexico City on Tuesday ahead of Friday’s game in Tijuana.