By Stefan Djordjevic/ email@example.com
While waiting for the basketball activities to resume, lots of people in the sport stepped up to help out in the fight against the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Some use their massive influence to advise and support people across the globe, some also help out with donations while some have a more of a ‘hands-on’ approach. Such is the case with Esperanza (Espe) Mendoza, the Spanish referee of the ACB League as well as FIBA’s competitions.
Aside from refereeing, Mendoza has qualifications to be a social educator and a nurse assistant and she decided to use those skills in order to help take care of around a hundred elderly residents in a nursing home on the outskirts of Salamanca, according to Libertad Digital.
She herself couldn’t imagine, as she stated via Twitter, that she would end up there just a month after refereeing the EuroLeague Woman quarterfinals game between Fenerbahce and Bourges in Turkey.
Cuarentena, Día 5 de Abril. ¿Quién me iba a decir a mi hace un mes, cuando volvía de Turquía de arbitrar mi último partido, que volvería a trabajar de mi vocación? Y que feliz de aportar un pequeñísimo grano de arena en este desierto #QuedateEnCasa #undiamasundiamenos #COVID2019 pic.twitter.com/8me71HYFXF
— Espe Mendoza (@Espemendo) April 5, 2020