Leeds United’s official charity partner Yorkshire Cancer Research is offering supporters the chance to win a signed shirt by attempting 100 keepie-uppies as part of the Captain Tom 100 challenge.
To kick-start the weekend of fundraising inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore, Premier League 2 Division 2 winners Sam Greenwood and Charlie Cresswell have put their skills to the test and are inviting fans to join in with their own attempts.
To be in with a chance of winning the shirt, supporters are being asked to share photos or videos of their attempts on the club’s Facebook page.
During lockdown last year, army veteran Captain Tom walked 100 laps around his garden to raise funds for charity. Following his death in February, Captain Tom’s family are now inviting people to take part in a challenge based on the number 100 and fundraise for a charity of their choice to celebrate what would have been his 101st birthday on April 30.
Dr Kathryn Scott, Chief Executive at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “Captain Tom was a hugely inspiring Yorkshireman who stole the hearts of people in this county and around the world during a very difficult time. We’re excited to team up with Leeds United and celebrate his legacy with a fun challenge that everyone can get involved in.”
A winner will be chosen at random from all keepie-uppie photos and videos posted from Friday, April 30, to Monday, May 3. Those taking part can donate to Yorkshire Cancer Research or set up a fundraising page by visiting the charity’s Captain Tom 100 JustGiving page.