England Captain, Harry Kane has bought the sponsorship for Leyton Orient 2020/21 shirts. The Tottenham striker has used this opportunity to put three worthy causes on the front of each strip.
Kane experienced senior football for the first time on loan at Orient in 2011. The England man scored five goals for the club in 18 appearances.
“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,” Kane told the BBC.
On the home-strip will be a message thanking the healthcare heroes that have been on the frontline against COVID-19. The away and the third strip will feature the logos of, Haven House Children’s Hospice and Mental health charity Mind, respectively.
The deal has been approved by the Premier League, English Football League, and Football Association.
— Harry Kane (@HKane) May 14, 2020
Kane added, “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.”
The Orient chief executive, Danny Macklin, said, “We wanted to say thank you for the exceptional hard work and dedication of the frontline heroes and also bring attention to the other charities who have all suffering financial loss due to the pandemic.
Thank you, Harry, for your amazing support and generosity – you are a true role model for the modern game.”
Orient will donate 10% of the profits from each replica shirt sold to Kane’s chosen charities.