England captain Harry Kane has teamed up with Leyton Orient by sponsoring their shirts next season and donating the space to three good causes.
Tottenham striker Kane, 26, made his senior debut for Orient in 2011.Kane was 17 when he joined Orient on Tottenham’s loan and scored five goals in 18 games for the O’s, before going on to establish himself with Spurs and England.
The club’s home strip will bear a message of appreciation for the frontline staff who are fighting the Coronavirus pandemic. Mental health charity Mind and Haven House Children’s Hospice will have their logos on Orient’s two home shirts as part of the deal. Orient has said that 10 percent of the proceeds from each sold replica shirt will go to the cause featured on the front.
Kane stated: “I was born and brought up only at a couple of miles from Orient’s stadium and I’m really happy to have the opportunity to give back to the club that gave me my first professional start.
“It also gives me a platform to say a big thank you to the many frontline heroes and charities out there who provide care and support during these challenging times.”
“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.”
Danny Macklin, chief executive for Orient, added: “What started with a simple idea has escalated into a very unique and emotive shirt sponsorship agreement.
“When we discussed with the England captain Harry Kane and his team at CK66, we all decided that we wanted this to be unique. 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.”
All three Leyton Orient shirts are available on the official club website to pre-order.
Watch the video below to see what Kane had to say about the shirt sponsorship.