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Gift of Football at Your School - MK Dons to visit schools and provide opportunities to watch the action at Stadium MK

Yokohama sponsoring scheme to hand out tickets to young people in Milton Keynes...

16 November 2018

MK Dons will be continuing their Gift of Football initiative this season, with support from Club Partners Yokohama and the MK Dons Sport and Education Trust.

The Yokohama Gift of Football at Your School scheme will see the Football Club visit schools in the City to provide each pupil with the opportunity to watch MK Dons in action at Stadium MK.

MK Dons SET Sport School Officer Jake Butler: “We are providing the opportunity for each and every pupil at schools in Milton Keynes with the opportunity to come along to watch an MK Dons game.

“There are some children in the city who might not usually have the chance to come to Stadium MK to watch a game and therefore this scheme makes it easy for them to do so.”

During each visit, pupils will be presented with a voucher which will entitle them and an adult to claim a FREE ticket to a Sky Bet League Two home fixture.

The scheme, which aims to interact with over 15,000 young people in Milton Keynes Schools, has been made possible thanks to the support of Yokohoma.

James Brown, Marketing Manager at Yokohama, said: “We’re a company that has been in the Milton Keynes for 20 years and we’ve been involved with MK Dons for almost 15 years now.

“We thought it would be great, through the Gift of Football, to support the local football team and give back to the younger generations coming through.”

MK Dons held their first Gift of Football visit of the season at Southwood School with Robbie Simpson and Lawson D’Ath in attendance. The pair provided the pupils with their voucher for this Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two clash with Macclesfield Town, following a session on values in life and sport.

Ian Farrington, Assistant Head at Southwood School, told “It was great to have MK Dons here at Southwood School. The kids really enjoyed the day - they loved the opportunity to meet some of the players and they had some great questions for them!

“I’m sure the kids will enjoy the chance to watch MK Dons in action at Stadium MK.”

MK Dons striker Robbie Simpson added: “Initiatives like this are really important. It’s great to be able to go into schools and provide the children with some inspiration - it was brilliant to see their faces light up as we walked in.

“It will be great to see the kids here at Stadium MK cheering us on at the weekends. Hopefully we can produce on the day they come to watch!”

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