Gooners have big hearts. They must, or they couldn’t withstand the heart-breaking, gut-wrenching throw-away losses, season after season. And Arsenal, like most other clubs, pick a charity each year to fund.
This year, Arsenal’s “Be A Gooner, Be A Giver” charity of the season is Centrepoint, London’s largest youth homeless charity.
This weekend, during their match against Fulham, players and directors will be donating a day’s wages to help raise funds which they hope to total “£500,000 throughout the season to create a state-of-the-art facility for homeless young people.”
The facility will continue to aid Centrepoint’s mission of developing essential life skills and helping homeless youth get back on their feet and stay off the streets permanently.
During the match, supporters can enter to win a variety of prizes, or text-to-win a trip for two to Dubai, which, of all people was generously donated by Denlison!??! Shocking, because it’s not like he’s on one of the higher pay scales at the club, but it does earn him more respect in my book (like Ade earned after this act).
IF the match doesn’t get frozen out like the Blackpool/United game did, keep an eye out for 19 year-old Kareem Leigh, who will be carrying the match ball out before kick-off. Kareem is a Centrepoint youth working to stay off the streets permanently after a series of setbacks and family problems.