The Leukaemia Foundation of South Australia is proud to be the chosen charity partner of Adelaide City Football Club in 2017.
Adelaide City Club Chairman Alf Ianniello said the club chose the Foundation as it recognised the value of its work throughout the South Australian community.
“Last year we hosted an exhibition from the foundation’s Aussie Muscle Car Run as numerous club members have been involved in this event over the years, so the club knew about some of the foundation’s work and believes it is a worthy cause to support.”
“It also just so happens the Leukaemia Foundation Village at Lighstvew is located very close to our main venue, Adelaide City Park at Oakden,” Mr Ianniello said.
“The club will incorporate fundraising activities for the foundation into its events wherever possible during 2017, and we aim to promote the good work of the charity wherever possible” he said.
The partnership includes the inclusion of a prominent Leukaemia Foundation logo on player’s shorts in both the first grade men and women’s teams.
General Manager – Leukaemia Foundation SA/NT, Simon Matthias said the partnership was an excellent example of how sporting clubs and community groups could support the foundation in South Australia.
“The Leukaemia Foundation receives no on-going government funding so help from the community is vital for us to continue our support for South Australians with blood cancer, and to also continue the search for a cure,” Mr Matthias said.
“We really appreciate the support from Adelaide City FC and look forward to working with them throughout the season.”