Grassroots sports teams in Hull and East Yorkshire are receiving vital funding from Cloud services provider Giacom.
Giacom is already a sponsor of Hull City Football Club and has now extended its commitment to sport with donations to a series of community clubs and teams.
Giacom invited staff to nominate sports teams to receive funding and each recipient has a personal connection to a member of the team at the Cloud specialist.
Teams to benefit from the funding include Hessle Rangers Girls U13s football team, Hull Knights Ice Hockey and Kingston Boxing Club in Hull.
Tom Buil, Lead Software Developer at Giacom, has a daughter playing for Hessle Rangers Girls U13s and Giacom’s support has enabled the club to own their own kit, complete with company branding.
Tom said: “For the team to have their own branded kit is really special and I know it will mean so much to all the players.
“Grassroots sport plays such an important role in the lives of so many young people and I’m really pleased that Giacom values the positive impact it can have.
“I’m looking forward to seeing how the team gets on in the upcoming season, wearing their brand new Giacom kit, and I wish them the best of luck.”
Giacom is in the same group of companies as Digital Wholesale Solutions (DWS) and Union Street and a total of 11 teams and clubs will benefit from the funding, having been nominated by employees of the businesses.
Recipients of the funding in Yorkshire are:
- Hessle Rangers Girls U13s football team.
- Hull Knights Ice Hockey.
- Kingston Boxing Club.
- Hedon Rangers Blues U6s football team.
- South Yorkshire Referees.
Rhiannon Beeson, Chief Marketing Officer at Giacom and DWS, said: “To reinforce our commitment to local communities and to making Giacom and DWS a great place to work, we wanted to do something which gave members of our teams the opportunity to nominate causes which had a personal connection to them.
“We’ve previously done similar things at a regional level, but this is the first time the initiative has been rolled out across our wider community.
“Through our ongoing sponsorship of Hull City, we’ve seen first-hand how important sport can be, not just to those playing, but also to families and the community. We wanted to extend this to a wider range of grassroots sports.”