By KBC Reporter
English Premier League’s Hull City are pleased to support ‘Kits for Kenya’ campaign in conjunction with the successful partnership achieved with shirt sponsor SportsPesa.
Kits for Kenya is a campaign where English Premier League teams and fans are encouraged to donate original match day kits including football shirts, boots or any other football related items to go towards supporting disadvantaged children in the slum areas in the country.
The campaign will run for two months starting till December 30 2016 where Hull City will rally their fans to donate football kits and drop them at collection points at the club’s facility in the United Kingdom – KCOM Stadium and Prospect Centre.
Commenting on the development, Hull City’s Commercial Manager said: “We are encouraging our supporters to get involved with the ‘Kits for Kenya’ campaign. We have witnessed the great work SportPesa does in the Kenyan community and we will support their work wherever possible. Football is a sport that touches many people across the world and we hope our supporters will do all they can to provide shirts and boots to some of the most disadvantaged areas of Kenya.”
On his part, Ronald Karauri, Chief Executive Officer, SportPesa noted: “We are delighted that our partnership with Hull City has presented us with a platform to transform the lives of many disadvantaged people in Kenya by supporting the country’s vast sporting talent. This initiative by Hull City is evidence that the shirt sponsorship deal we signed with the club in July 2016 is mutually beneficial to both parties.”
He added: “Sport is a very integral part of many communities in Kenya especially at the grassroots level where activities such as football have helped rehabilitate young men and women living in slums, fostered peaceful relations among people of different backgrounds and has provided our young men and women with employment or at least a useful pastime activity. The kits donated will be a great New Year gift to many young people in the country.”
This comes at a time when SportPesa are hosting Hull City FC coaches in the country for a two-week scouting mission ahead of the first ever football match between The Tigers and a Kenyan team in February 2017.