WORCHESTER, ENGLAND, April 19, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/
-- npower sponsored basketball team, Worcester Wolves, will be making their opponents green with envy as they revamp their warm-up strip and shoot for Macmillan in a charity fundraiser match.
The team has joined with club sponsors npower
in becoming a lean, green, fighting machine, raising awareness and vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support when they meet the Sheffield Sharks at their last home game of the season on 19th April. The game tips at 4pm at the Wolves' home venue at the University of Worcester.
Fans will be invited to join in the fun, with giant Macmillan foam hands and Macmillan merchandise on sale, a blind auction and a shoot-out for a pound per play at half-time, with proceeds going to the cancer charity.
In addition to the fundraising activity, npower
has pledged to donate GBP50 for every three pointer scored during the match by the Worcester Wolves.
Worcester Wolves' head coach, Skouson Harker, said: "We are delighted to be able to back such a worthwhile cause. The team is busy gearing up to go out on court in green, and hard at work to make sure we get the most out of npower's three-pointer pledge."
Spokesperson for Macmillan, Emily Leggett, said: "This charity match is an ideal way to get our messages out to the community about the range of services we offer to help people affected by cancer. With as little as a pound, we can make sure our information reaches one more person, and that could make all the difference."
As club sponsor and partner to Macmillan, npower has previously worked with the Wolves in a range of fundraising initiatives, including coffee mornings and sporting events.
Carol Hart, community involvement manager at npower
, said: "We will be rooting for the Wolves on Sunday as they raise money for Macmillan, and hopefully win the match, by racking up those three-pointers."
Notes to Editor:
1. Macmillan Cancer Research
has been npower's charity partner since 2004, with a partnership valued at GBP2.6 million.
2. Worcester Wolves club sponsor npower is the supplier of green energy to Wembley Stadium and the Liberty Stadium in Swansea. npower also sponsors the Test Match Series in England, Women's Test Series, the Twenty20 Cup and the Village Cup.
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