MADRID, SPAIN – JANUARY 26: Rayo Vallecano fans support their team with a giant banner as the Rayo Vallecano team enters the pitch preceded by the referee staff prior to start of the La Liga match between Rayo Vallecano de Madrid and Club Atletico de Madrid at Estadio de Vallecas on January 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

PICS: Rayo Vallecano is Donating to Various Charities With New Kit Designs

Rayo Vallecano wanted to give back this year and they did so through their new kits this year. The team designed two kits for the 2015-16 La Liga season to raise awareness and raise money to charities devoted to eight different causes meant to “support the unsung heroes of society.”

Source: Rayo Vallecano Twitter @RVMOficial

Source: Rayo Vallecano Twitter @RVMOficial

For their away kit, Rayo Vallecano has a black kit with a rainbow stripe with each color representing a charitable cause while the completed rainbow symbolizes those fighting against homophobia. Colors on the kit correspond to the following cause:

Red – People fighting HIV/AIDS
Orange – People with disabilities
Yellow – People who “never lose hope”
Green – Environmental protection
Blue – People against child abuse
Purple – People against gender/domestic violence

For each kit sold, the team will donate a Euro ($1.10 US) or seven Euros ($7.70 US) for each kit to seven different charities who fight for one of those causes.

In addition, Rayo Vallecano’s third kit is a gray kit with a diagonal pink stripe to symbolize those fighting cancer. For each kit that’s sold, the team will donate five Euros ($5.50 US) toward a charity fighting against cancer.

Source: Rayo Vallecano Twitter @RVMOficial

Source: Rayo Vallecano Twitter @RVMOficial

This is a very nice and noble gesture for a soccer team. Rayo Vallecano is not only promoting awareness to so many great causes and recognizes those who may have been forgotten that makes this world a great place, but they’re also putting their money where their mouth is by donating with each kit sold. Way to be innovative with designing some great looking kits while helping to give back.

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