Celtic donate over 150 Season tickets to Kano Foundation

By Euan Davidson

June 25, 2021

Celtic have announced that over 150 season tickets have been donated to the Kano Foundation.

The foundation, which has aimed to keep football free for kids since 2010, was founded after an effort to raise funds for Celtic supporter Martin Kane, who was struck by a rare neurological condition called Devic’s Syndrome [The Kano Foundation]. The fundraiser was a success, raising more than the intended target. That lead to several charity volunteers being able to experience a match day at Celtic Park.

Since then, the Kano Foundation has been a noted charitable cause amongst Celtic supporters. Their aim is to provide free match tickets for children. Specifically, children with special needs and members of local youth clubs. To date, according to the Foundation, 9000 young supporters have enjoyed the atmosphere at Celtic Park.

The club announced today [Celtic FC]:

“Celtic Football Club’s incoming Chief Executive Dominic McKay was delighted today to meet the Kano Foundation at Celtic Park as the Club confirmed it has donated more than 150 season books to the charity.

“For more than 10 years The KANO Foundation, through a group of volunteers has played its part in helping to keep football Free for Kids.

“…incoming CEO Dom McKay has now offered the Kano Foundation 154 free kids Season Tickets for the new season where we hope we’ll see a return to fans at Celtic Park and of course the Kano Kids behind the goal in the Lisbon Lions Stand.”

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The statement continued [Celtic FC]:

“The Club is delighted to donate these seats to the Kano Foundation and we look forward to continuing to work together.

“Incoming Celtic Chief Executive Dominic McKay said: “The Kano Foundation provide a fantastic opportunity for kids to access matches and everyone at the Club is delighted to continue our support in this way. The work of the Foundation is just one example of the tremendous charitable ethos amongst our fans.  The work carried out makes a huge, positive difference to the lives of so many kids. I applaud all those who work so hard to make the Kano Foundation such a success.”

Celtic is rooted in charity / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Now, this we can get on board with. In an era when football is becoming out of reach for so many, it’s heartening to know Dom McKay is working on solutions. It’s also hugely important that Celtic continue the excellent work of their Foundation.

If McKay wanted to connect with the fans, this is a way to do it. Obviously, the club is rooted in the act of charity. That those traditions are continued nearly 135 years on is something to be cherished by supporters.

It’s a feel-good story coming out of the club. Much more of this kind of thing, if you please, Celtic.

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