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Owls players hailed for community commitment

9 June 2016

During the 2015/16 season Sheffield Wednesday players have shown an outstanding level of commitment to helping the club deliver first class community projects around Sheffield.

From visiting local sports clubs, schools and hospitals, Owls players have helped support and promote the work of the club and the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme.

The team’s community support kicked off in July 2015 with the club’s annual family fun day Owls in the Park where fans were given the opportunity to meet all their favourite players, get autographs and pose for photos. This year’s event takes place on Sunday 17 July where yet again fans will get to meet all the new summer signings and take part in a raft of activities and enjoy entertainment.

One community highlight saw Owls leading goalscorer Fernando Forestieri and captain Glenn Loovens battle it out in a charity bake off that saw them scoop the title with their Owls themed cake. The duo saw off competition from Sheffield United, Rotherham and Barnsley to be crowned winners and help raise more than £180 for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

Ahead of Christmas, the whole team conducted a day of visits to four different organisations to help spread some festive spirit. The Owls, who were also joined by head coach Carlos Carvalhal and Chairman Dejphon Chansiri, visited the Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Weston Park, Cash for Kids and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice to make it a truly unforgettable day for hundreds of children and young people across Sheffield.

Working in conjunction with the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme, the players have also been involved in a number of projects, initiatives and programmes including the Premier League 4 Sport, Soccer Camps and the NCS project.

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