Pitch In For Ukraine: donation collection has started

Charity project to help Ukraine and Ukrainians starts together with the new football season

On August 23 Shakhtar start 2022/23 UPL season with match against Metalist 1925 in Kyiv. It will be the first competitive fixture to be held in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on February 24.

The fixture will also see the launch of donations for Pitch In For Ukraine, an associated fundraising campaign for humanitarian aid to Ukraine and Ukrainians.

Proceeds will be sent to fund official programmes of UNITED24 platform, the Shakhtar Social, the Saving Lives Foundation and the KSE Foundation. Donations will be used for creation of safety, shelter and access to medical provision for Ukrainians.

Fans who donate to the Pitch In For Ukraine will be rewarded with digital art PoPs (Pixels of Pitch) of the Donbass Arena, the home stadium of FC Shakhtar in Donetsk. Each official PoP is engraved with the donator’s name and a unique edition number.

The digital version of the Donbass Arena pitch has created 154,000 PoPs. Amount of donations starts from GBP 15 (UAH 750) securing a Bronze PoP.

www.PitchInForUkraine.org website details all the Ukrainian clubs involved and how to donate.

The donation platform for the FC Shakhtar Donetsk Donbass Arena PoP goes live on August 23, 2022 at 13:00 Kyiv time.