Harry Kane scored five goals during 18 appearances for Leyton Orient (credit: Leyton Orient)
Kane wanted to give back to the club where he made his start. He joined the O’s on loan from Tottenham on 7 January 2011.
The Spurs striker made his first-team debut for Orient against Rochdale and scored his first professional goal a week later in a 4-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday.
He has agreed to sponsor Orient’s kit for the 2020/21 season and donated the space on each shirt to a different cause.
Their home shirt will have a message saying thank you to the frontline heroes who are fighting coronavirus.
Haven House Children’s Hospice’s logo will feature on the away kit while mental health charity Mind will be on the third shirt.
Ten per cent of the proceeds for each shirt sold will go towards their respective cause.
“I was born and brought up only at a couple of miles from the stadium and I am really happy to have the opportunity to give back to the club that gave me my first professional start,” said Harry Kane on the sponsorship.
“This also gives me a platform to be able to say a big thank you to the many frontline heroes and charities out there who provide care and support during these challenging times.”
? We’ve been absolutely blown away by the response.
To put it into context, we’ve already sold 1/3 of what we did for the *whole* of this season!
In just 15 hours, that’s unbelievable. ?
If you want to make sure you get one – head to our store and pre-order now!#LOFC
— Leyton Orient (@leytonorientfc) May 15, 2020
The deal has already received approval from the Premier League, FA and EFL.
“When we discussed with the England captain Harry Kane and his team at CK66, we all decided that we wanted this to be unique,” Danny Macklin, Leyton Orient Chief Executive.
“We wanted to say thank you for the exceptional hard work and dedication of the frontline heroes during this pandemic and also bring attention to the other charities out there who have all suffering financial loss due to the pandemic.”Tags: Leyton Orient, Football, Haven House Children's Hospice, Woodford Green
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