CHELSEA SHOWS SUPPORT FOR OKLAHOMA

Posted on: Thu 23 May 2013

Supporters heading to our friendly against Manchester City at Busch Stadium in St Louis tomorrow will have an opportunity to make a donation to help those children affected by the Oklahoma tornado.

The Oklahoma Recovery Fund was set up by the St Louis Cardinals and Relevent Sports in order to assist children affected by the tragedy.

Chelsea and Manchester City have joined forces with the two organisations to ensure the fund benefits significantly from tomorrow's match.

One dollar from every ticket sold for the game will go towards the fund, while both clubs will also match the donation.

Both teams will also wear a commemorative black armband as a mark of respect to those who lost their lives.

Chelsea Chief Executive Ron Gourlay said: 'Our thoughts are with the people of Oklahoma. Everybody at Chelsea Football Club is determined to do what we can to help raise important funds for the recovery process. We are united alongside Manchester City in our commitment to help.'

Fans will have the chance to make a donation as they arrive at the stadium tomorrow, with members of the St Louis Fire Department collecting money at the gates.

The Oklahoma Recovery Fund will work in the coming months to identify specific youth-orientated investment needs as the Moore, Oklahoma community begins the process of recovering and rebuilding.

Prior to the game, a pep rally will be taking place in Kiener Plaza, which is located between Broadway, 7th, Chestnut and Market.

The pre-match entertainment at the rally will include a performance from local band Griffin and the Gargoyles, while supporters will also be able to meet and have photos taken with Stamford the Lion.

For those supporters not attending tomorrow's game, donations can be made here.