Maidstone is at ‘Fever Pitch’ as Arsenal Charity XI descend on County Town.
On 13th August at The Gallagher Stadium, home of Maidstone United FC, a team of local ‘Amateur All-Stars’ will take on the might of the Arsenal Charity XI in the highlight of ‘Fever Pitch’, a football-themed family fun day raising money for two charities.
Two teams of ‘experienced’ players will compete for the inaugral Fever Pitch Trophy. One team consisting of ex-Professional footballers and celebrities, the other the nest that charity fundraisers Football For Funding can nd, will embark on 90 minutes of entertaining football at The Gallagher.
In addition to the big match, there will also be other activities including the hilarious Bubble Football (where participants play the beautiful game in in atable bubbles); Football Darts, Kid’s Coaching Session, Beat the Keeper, Charity Auction (featuring music & sporting memorabilia including a signed glove from professional boxing champion Carl Froch) and Extra Time – The After Party featuring local music talents Kerrie Masters and Kelly Bourne.
All proceeds will be split between the Arsenal Foundation and local charity One Big Family – Helping The Homeless.
One Big Family is a small, dediacted charity, supporting homeless and vulnerably-housed people in Kent, London and Yorkshire; whilst the Arsenal Foundation uses the power of football and the Arsenal name to inspire and support young people in North London and across the globe.
Founders of Football For Funding Chris Boxshall and Guy Farmer are expecting a great turn-out: “We are hoping for good support for all our players, both in sponsorship and attendance on the day. Each player has a minimum required sponsorship target to take part in the main match, so we hope friends, family and locals dig deep! We’re raising money for two fantastic causes and the added entertainment on the day will really give local football fans good reason to donate. It’s taken a lot of organisation and we’re really excited about welcoming everyone on the big day.”
Spectator tickets are available both on the day at the gate and in advance through the website.
Adult tickets are just £5 and, the best part, Kids Go Free! (Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.)
More information can be found at www.footballforfunding.org.uk -ENDS-
For more information and further comment, please contact Guy Farmer at [email protected]