Announcements/ June 18, 2020
Mumbai, June 18, 2020: Dream Sports Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dream Sports, India’s leading Sports Tech company, has supported over 6 Lakh Indians during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, since March 2020. Joining the nation in the fight against Covid-19, Dream Sports Foundation (DSF) has provided cooked meals, dry ration, and hygiene kits to the underprivileged and protective gear to the frontline workers of Govt of Maharashtra and BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation). DSF has also contributed to the PM CARES and CM Relief fund for COVID-19.
Dream Sports Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dream Sports, that has brands such as Dream11, FanCode and DreamX in its portfolio. With the support of NGOs such as Feeding India, Vandana Foundation, Mumbai Food Project, Learning By Locals and Angel Xpress, DSF provided close to 60,000 food packets and 3,500 hygiene kits to daily wage workers and at-risk families that needed significant support. Even Dream Sports’s employees collectively funded 3,500 PPE kits by voluntarily contributing over INR 25 Lakhs personally. Furthermore, DSF also facilitated the contribution of 4.75 Lakh masks to the Govt of Maharashtra that will be deployed among the frontline workers.
Talking about the COVID-19 crisis faced by our nation, Harsh Jain, CEO and Co-Founder of Dream Sports said, “This is an unprecedented crisis for our nation and the world at large. Each one of us needs to support and stand alongside our nation, frontline workers and those in need. We are committed to helping our Government and civic bodies in combating the COVID-19 pandemic and are glad that through our efforts, we were able to help over 6 lakh Indians. Happy to share that the Sportans (Dream Sports employees) also came forward voluntarily to contribute close to INR 25 Lakhs to help the country in this battle.”
Talking about DSF’s efforts, Kiran Vivekananda, Chief Policy Officer, Dream Sports, said, “The BMC healthcare workers and essential service providers are working around the clock and doing a commendable job. Together with our partners, we were able to provide 3,500 PPEs, 60,000 food packets and 4.75 Lakh masks to the frontline workers. We are extremely grateful to these superheroes and will try our best to keep supporting them through this crisis to the best of our capabilities.”
Thanking Dream Sports Foundation’s efforts, Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee, Secretary, Medical Education, Food & Drugs Administration & Cultural Affairs Department Government of Maharashtra, “We would like to thank Dream Sports Foundation for the all the support they have given to the Government of Maharashtra to combat COVID-19. Their contribution is helping our front line workers to do their duty better and with more safety.”
Dream Sports Foundation aims to positively impact the growth of sports in India and provide sustainable growth impetus to deserving individuals, societies, bodies or organisations working towards the growth of sports and the sports ecosystem of India. In 2019, DSF started training 200 underprivileged children, from the slums of Mumbai, in professional basketball with support from Hi-5 Foundation. In 2018, DSF committed 3 Crores to ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ that supports India’s future sporting talent in a diverse set of non-mainstream sports such as Sailing, Squash, Tennis, Swimming and Golf.