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Billy to donate shirt to Special Olympics


09:30 24th February 2017

Skipper Billy Sharp will donate his match worn shirt from Saturday's clash against Bolton Wanderers to the Special Olympics Sheffield charity.

Sharp, the Player Ambassador for the charity, will give his shirt after the game to the Sheffield Olympics to enable them to raffle to raise funds for the team that will be competing in the event later this year.

Sheffield based members of the South Yorkshire and Humberside squad, Matt Stocoe, Paul Stylianou, Jake Sharp and Sam Hayward visited United's Shirecliffe training base earlier this week to have their photo taken with the 21-goal marksman.

The Special Olympics Sheffield team will be holding bucket collections at the weekend's EFL League One clash, whilst supporters who fancy Billy's match worn shirt, can buy raffle tickets from the Blades Superstore from 9am onwards on Friday 24th February, priced at £2 each, with all proceeds going to the charity.

The Special Olympics opening ceremony will take place on 8th August at Bramall Lane.