Notable names in football have been committing their
support to Creating Chances, the Premier League's flagship
community programme. Sir Bobby Charlton and Gabby Logan have both
signed up as Creating Chances ambassadors while charities and good
causes across the country are applying for the chance to win a
Barclays Premier League player.
'Places for Players' will see 60 Barclays Premier League stars make appearances for successful applicants during September this year. The players' time has been donated by all 20 Premier League clubs to help charities and good causes drive awareness of their projects and create fundraising opportunities.
Sir Bobby Charlton says: "It gives me great pleasure to be an ambassador for such a worthwhile initiative. I have always been heavily involved in charity work and have utilised the universal influence of football to aid social change, so I'm delighted the Premier League has launched Creating Chances to showcase all the great work its member clubs do all year round."
Gabby Logan says: "I am delighted to be an ambassador for the Premier League Creating Chances project. The initiative is a great way for the Premier League and its clubs to showcase the community work they do behind-the-scenes, and by offering players, a host of charities and community groups have a real opportunity to make their voices heard."
Richard Scudamore, Chief Executive of the Premier League, says:
"We are thrilled that Sir Bobby and Gabby have decided to
support us as ambassadors and that so many charities and good
causes are applying for the chance to win a player. With a week to
go before the entry deadline, we are encouraging all charities and
good causes to make the most of this fantastic opportunity and
submit an application."
Local charities and good causes in the East London area are being invited to apply for the opportunity to exclusively enjoy the benefit of a personal appearance from a Hammers star. To apply simply download the pdf application form at the top of the blue panel on the right hand side of this story or alternatively click here
The closing date for all applications is Friday 29th