Fulham FC have had a huge thank you to pay out to one of their fans for his half-time heroics, the Fulham Club Foundation received a hefty donation of £700 from a global online bookmakers and their Club Sponsor, Marathonbet.
Scott Maltman, a Fulham Football Club lifelong supporter, won a competition on twitter which was to take part in the ‘Shoot The O’ challenge which was held at half time at the Fulham vs. Arsenal fixture on the Saturday 24th August. The 20-year-old from Uxbridge, skilfully held his nerve while he had an audience of a packed craven cottage, as he was kicking seven balls through the ‘O’ of a Marathonbet target in less than a minute. With every ball he got through the ‘O’ target he won himself a £100 cash prize, the total which Marathonbet pledged to match with a donation to Fulham Football Club.
Maltman joined the Marathonbet CTO, as Stan Reoutt and Sam Windridge, the heads of commercial and fundraising at the Fulham fc foundation, for the cheque presentation which was held on the Friday at Fulham’s training ground, Hotspur Park.
After bagging himself a total cash prize of £700 he said ‘’It did take me a while to find my range bus as soon as one went in the others quickly followed suit, I wasn’t really counting how many shots I did so when I finished and I got told how much I had won I couldn’t believe it!’’
This pledge was made as part of the Marathonbet on-going commitment that rewards their fans for their support this season. The CEO for Marathonbet, Graham Luke said ‘’we would like to offer our many congratulations and thank you’ve to Scott for him impressive spot kicking skills which has made this donation possible. It is a pleasure to be able to support the great grassroots work that the Foundation does in the local community’’.
The CEO of Fulham FC Foundation Fulham FC Foundation, Steven Day says ‘’We would like to say a great big thank you to Scott for his very well placed kicks and of course to Marathonbet for their very generous donation. The funds we have received will help us to deliver inspiring programmes within the community, this will help us to achieve our goals of us building better lives through sport’’.