BoyleSports To Raise Funds For Parkinson’s UK At The World Grand Prix
BoyleSports will support Parkinson’s UK at the upcoming BoyleSports World Grand Prix, which will take place on October 3rd at the Morningside Arena in Leicester.
The major Irish bookmaker will donate £500 contribution for every World Grand Prix match in which its “Full House” market is won. This will be accomplished by a player winning the game, hitting the most 180s, and finishing first.
Last year, the sponsors donated £10,000 to Parkinson’s UK after adding to the money raised during the 2021 BoyleSports World Grand Prix. The historic double-start tournament, which Jonny Clayton won in 2021, is sponsored by BoyleSports.
The Welshman increased the pot by £1,000 after scoring two of the twelve full houses throughout the seven nights of play, bringing the amount to £6,000 by the time he hit the final double top to defeat compatriot Gerwyn Price in the final. Following that, BoyleSports declared that they will increase the contribution to £10,000.
Leon Blanche, Head of Communications for BoyleSports said: “Many of us know someone affected by Parkinson’s and we are pleased to champion a charity close to so many peoples’ hearts. With the likes of defending Jonny Clayton, Gerwyn Price, Dave Chisnall and Michael van Gerwen taking part, we are certain we’ll see the full house landing throughout the week and we’ll be cheering on each and every one knowing that it will support such a worthy cause.”
Former Sky Sports darts presenter Dave Clark is a supporter of the organisation. He said: “A big thank you to BoyleSports for once again supporting Parkinson’s UK, a cause that is close to my heart.
“I’ve been living with Parkinson’s for 11 years now. It’s not always been easy, it’s a relentless and unpredictable condition, but I’m determined to stay positive and live the best possible life I can. There are around 145,000 people in the UK who like me, face the daily challenges that Parkinson’s can throw at you – so finding new and better treatments just can’t wait.
“Parkinson’s UK have made huge breakthroughs in the last 50 years, but there is still no cure and current treatments are not good enough, and the money raised during the BoyleSports World Grand Prix will help drive that forward and make a big difference to everyone living with Parkinson’s.”