188BET give main sponsor position to Joseph’s Goal for Warriors game in Catalans
Joseph’s Goal charity set up by the Kendrick family to increase awareness of NKH (Non-Ketotic Hyperglycinemia) and to raise funds for research
- Fans can win prize to go to Catalans with the Warriors
Wigan Warriors are delighted to reveal that local charity Joseph’s Goal will be given the main sponsorship position for next week’s game in Catalans.
Due to restrictions in France Main Partners 188BET are unable to take their place on the front of the Warriors alternate shirt and have kindly allowed for the prestigious position to go to Joseph’s Goal.
Joseph’s Goal is a charity set up to increase awareness of NKH (Non-Ketotic Hyperglycinemia) and to raise funds for research.
Joseph Kendrick, 8, is from Wigan and has NKH, a very rare life-limiting genetic disorder that severely affects his development.
All of the match worn shirts from the game will be auctioned off later in the year whilst Wigan fans can also support the charity by taking part in the Easter Monday Golden Gamble where the first prize will be two places on the Club’s private chartered flight to Perpignan.
All additional proceeds from the Golden Gamble draw at the Hull KR game will go to Joseph’s Goal.
Club Captain, Sean O’Loughlin, is an ambassador of Joseph’s Goal and is delighted to see the charity on the front of the Wigan shirt.
“You can’t help but be inspired by Joe and his incredible story. I’ve got to know Joe and his family quite well over the years and it’s amazing how he keeps battling on.
“Given just weeks to live when he was born, Joe is a Warrior in the literal sense and someone the town is really proud of. I couldn’t think of a better and more worthy cause for us to get behind as a club. Hopefully this will raise more awareness for the charity and plenty of money too!”
We are delighted to announce that @JosephsGoal will take the main sponsorship position for our game against Catalans in France.— Wigan Warriors 🍒⚪️ (@WiganWarriorsRL) March 29, 2018
The shirts will be auctioned off plus fans can enter an amazing competition to win two places on our plane to Perpignan!
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Paul Kendrick, father of Joseph, said: “We are so grateful to the Warriors and 188BET for their support in raising awareness and funds for Joseph’s Goal, it’s an amazing gesture.
“Our whole family have always followed the team going back to my grandparents and great grandparents, and to see the Joseph’s Goal logo on the front of the jerseys in France will be such a special moment for us all.
“Hopefully Joe will bring the team good luck and we can raise the profile of Joseph’s Goal even further in the search for a cure for NKH.”
The decision to work with Joseph’s Goal was taken after discussions with Joining Jack.
Andy Johnson, said: “Joining Jack have worked with Wigan Warriors for years and we will continue to do so. We fully support the decision to recognise the work of another local charity and understand the situation more than most, the position that Paul and Emma Kendrick find themselves in. Look out for future collaborations between the Warriors and JoiningJack.”
Golden Gamble tickets can be purchased at the DW Stadium on Easter Monday and in advance of the game from the Warriors Lotto Office and from Warriors World.