Betway make DT38 Foundation donation

Principal sponsors Betway make donation after special charity darts challenge
West Ham United are delighted to announce that principal sponsors, Betway will be making a donation to the DT38 Foundation.
Hammers fans will already be familiar with the DT38 Foundation in memory of Academy starlet Dylan Tombides. Dylan, whose prodigious talents saw him sign for West Ham in 2008, lost his brave three-year battle with testicular cancer in April 2014, at the age of just 20.

The donation comes after West Ham United players Joey O’Brien, James Collins and Kevin Nolan took to the stage at The O2 Arena in a unique darting challenge with Rugby World Cup winner Mike Tindall.

Unfortunately, the Hammers stars proved to be no match for Tindall in the first ever #RugbyvFootball head-to-head leg of 501, which took place ahead of the Betway Premier League finals.

Betway ambassador and former England captain Tindall lived up to his billing as Betway’s 1/6 red hot favourite, sealing victory with a double 15, which he hit with his first attempt.

Underdog O’Brien, who was a 3/1 shot ahead of the match and nicknamed ‘The Green Arrow ‘Ammer’ by fans ahead of the showdown, represented the football world alongside pals Nolan and Collins.

O’Brien assembled his team after beating his West Ham United teammates Carlton Cole, James Collins, Carl Jenkinson, Kevin Nolan, Diego Poyet, Winston Reid and Alex Song in Betway’s #HammersAtTheArrers tungsten tournament at the club’s training ground.

“It might not have been the result the football lads were after but it was a great experience to take on Mike Tindall alongside Kev and Ginge at the darts,” said O’Brien. “I’ll wait for the stick to die down first, but ‘The Green Arrow ‘Ammer’ will live to fight another day.”

Betway’s Alan Alger said he hopes it will not be the last time West Ham’s stars are seen on the oche.

He said: “Congratulations to Mike ‘The Tornado’ Tindall who affirmed his status as hot favourite. Who knows, perhaps Joey ‘The Green Arrow ‘Ammer’ O’Brien and his teammates will be calling for a rematch? The whole event was great fun on a thrilling night of darts at the O2 and we were pleased that we could donate money to a worthy cause in the process.”

You can watch full coverage of the #RugbyvFootball challenge here.

For more information on the DT38 Foundation, click here

Betway will also make a donation to The Matthew Hampson Foundation, a charity close to Mike Tindall, provides support to young people seriously injured through sport.