Foxes announce charity sponsor

02 March 2009 11:59
As part of the club's 125-year anniversary celebrations, City supporters were given the chance to vote for what they wanted to see on the front of the home shirt.

A huge majority of fans wanted to keep the shirt blank but there was also a large following who wished to see the club tie in with a charity.

After listening to those supporters, Foxes chairman Milan Mandaric announced that sponsorship of the club's away shirt would go to a local charity and LOROS (the Leicestershire and Rutland Organisation for the Relief of Suffering) was chosen from over 50 applications.

"It has been an extremely difficult selection process because there are so many worthwhile causes in the region, but in the end we decided that LOROS would benefit the most from an association with the football club," said City chief executive Lee Hoos.

"We're very pleased to have chosen such a worthwhile cause and I'm sure that the fans will be happy with our choice. But while LOROS will be featured on the shirt it is not the end of the road for the other charities as far as the work we do in the community is concerned."

Source: Team_Talk