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Owls take over Hillsborough Park for 2014!

11 July 2014

  • Thousands expected at Owls annual family fun day
  • Appearances from Owls players and head coach Stuart Gray
  • Fun activities and stalls for all the family

Sheffield Wednesday’s annual family fun day Owls in the Park is ready to welcome more people than ever at Hillsborough Park this Sunday!

The huge family fun day sponsored by The Brooklyn Steakhouse and now in its third year, is expected to once more draw thousands of people to the unique event.

This year visitors can expect to experience a host of activities to suit everyone. Along with appearances from Owls players and head coach Stuart Gray, other activities include live music, a funfair, a magician, catering and fun games at various stalls around the park. The Owls’ mascots, Ozzie and Barney, will also make a special appearance!

Owls fans will get the chance to meet the players, pose for photos and get autographs. The players will come out in groups of three from around midday till 4:30pm.

The players will head down in groups of three to the club tent in three set times. Timings as follows:

12:00 – 13:30pm
13:30 – 3:00pm
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Parking information for the day:

- The Wednesdayite car park on Penistone Road will be open and will be free of charge on the day.
- Pay and Display parking will be available at Hillsborough Park and street parking will also be available.

Music act The Darlingtons will be joined on the main stage by bands Echo and the Empress, The Dunwells and Kartica. 

For the first time, the event will also host an acoustic stage which will accommodate smaller acts and give them a chance to perform in front of the crowds.

The Owls Megastore will be open throughout the day for fans to get their hands on the 2014/15 home shirt. The club marquee at the event will also have the new shirt on sale. 

Season Tickets and official Memberships will be on sale for supporters to get their hands on.

The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme, the club’s charitable arm, will host various taster sessions and activities which will include a World Cup themed football tournament, inflatable pitches and a range of community stalls. 

Coaches from the programme will also deliver free of charge sessions in futsal, tennis, basketball and volleyball.

Local children’s hospice, Bluebell Wood - the Community Programme’s official charity partner - will be holding an official bucket collection in a bid to raise much-needed funds for the organisation.

In addition, Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity, Royal Society for the Blind and Support Dogs will join the day with special activities and entertainment throughout what promises to be a fun-filled afternoon!

The ‘Eden Dora Trust’ aims to raise money for ‘Encephalitis’ – an inflammation to the brain caused by either an infection or an allergic reaction. The charity was set up in honour of Eden, who was six at the time of diagnosis. The disease affects her everyday life and has changed hers and her family’s lives forever. The organisation will have a stall at Owls in the Park which hopes to raise money for the charity and awareness for the illness.

Also joining the main beneficiaries on the day are the Football League official charity partner Prostate Cancer UK, The British Legion and Diabetes UK.

Owls in the Park 2014 is free to attend and takes place on Sunday 13 July, starting at 11.00am and finishing at 5:30pm.

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