It’s exciting and people are in it for a good cause. How big is it? It’s so big that football fans across the UK are being encouraged to donate their old football kits. These kits go to the underprivileged grassroots teams across Africa. This is the magic and joy of the ‘Kits For Africa’ campaign from SportPesa.
Excited fans of SportPesa’s club partners Everton FC, Southampton and Hull City will join players and members of the public in donating their kits throughout the season in collections held at their respective grounds.
It’s the third season and this time round, the campaign kicks off at Goodison Park on August 18. It happens as Everton take on Southampton in a 3PM BST kick-off during the second weekend of Premier League fixtures. Collection bins will be sign-posted around the stadium for fans’ kit donations.
Fans will also be able to donate their kit at the home of Everton during game against Huddersfield Town on September 1, West Ham United on September 16 and Fulham on September 29.
Why Kits For Africa?
This campaign was launched two years ago and has been a huge success. Almost 30,000 kits were collected last season alone and passed onto football-loving communities in Africa. This season, once all kits have been collected from the participating clubs, they will be given to grassroots teams across Africa.
SportPesa has a continued commitment to building and developing grassroots football in the countries where it operates and, since the company’s inception in 2014, it has quickly established itself as a community focused organisation. The Kits For Africa campaign is part of this pledge to transform lives in Africa.
To find out more about the Kits For Africa project, please visit: www.kitsforafrica.com