Lear and Wasps Rugby Game Raise Funds For UK Charity
Last month the Lear Coventry team (also known as the Lear Hornets) took on the Wasps Rugby Academy in a game to try and win back the Lear Cup while raising vital funds for Zoe's Place Baby Hospice. Supported by their many fans, the Lear team gave it 100% but didn't quite manage to take the Cup home with them.
Afterwards both teams and the supporters enjoyed a special barbecue prepared by Wasps chef Abbi. Lear's Christine French said, "Today just proved how much fun raising money can be, and I was proud to be part of it but really have to thank those who played for such a great team effort. The generosity of those at both Coventry and Redditch is overwhelming – with their support we raised £1,800 ($2.300) to go to the charity. I've promised the Wasps we will be back to claim the Lear Cup back next year!"
This continues Lear Coventry's partnership with the local rugby team. Last spring Lear installed 26 new seats and officially unveiled them with Lear, Land Rover and Wasps Rugby logos for the dugout at the Ricoh Arena, where the Wasps Rugby Club play in the top division of English professional rugby. The seats were exclusively designed and produced by a Lear team at our site in Coventry. The arena can host almost 33,000 spectators for rugby and the Coventry City football (soccer) club and also features an exhibition hall, a hotel and more.
Prior to that Lear Coventry invited Wasps players and staff to celebrate Lear's 100th year anniversary, which also marked Lear's continuing official partnership with Wasps Academy, which included the front of shirt sponsor for Wasps Academy's kit. Lear was announced as Wasps' Main Academy Partner in 2016.
Posted on 7/17/2019
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