Owls star Lewis McGugan yesterday at Owls in the Park presented one Junior Owl with the ‘SWFC Young Community Champion’ award for going above and beyond for the community.
Evan Copeland, aged eight, was entered into a competition by his Dad on the Owls official Facebook page to win the award and was selected by the club for his excellent work for others.
Last Boxing Day, Evan was the lucky winner of the Sheffield Wednesday Golden Ticket in the matchday programme which gave him a range of Owls-themed prizes – including a Half Season Ticket.
As Evan was already a Season Ticket holder at Hillsborough, he donated his Half Season Ticket to someone who wouldn’t normally get to go to games and chose Bluebell Wood – official charity partner of the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme.
The ticket allowed a Bluebell Wood patient and carer to attend every game at Hillsborough for the second half of the 2014/15 campaign.
Evan’s dad Richard said: “We’re all so proud of Evan and since he donated his ticket he’s really learned how important it is to help others less fortunate.
“Not only was the trophy great it was even better that Lewis presented it to Evan. He’ll never forget that moment and I’m sure it will encourage him to do even more work for others in the community.”
Well done Evan, keep up the good work!