Extraordinary lottery winners donate to football club
Most people will remember the staggering lottery windfall won in July 2011. Chris and Colin Weir took home £161,653,000 in cash
courtesy of a winning EuroMillions ticket. The Scottish winners are big fans of Glasgow-based football club Partick Thistle. For that reason, they have decided to treat their beloved club to a nice bonus, worth £750,000.
Last Monday, Partick Thistle FC
unveiled its plans to found a new youth academy. The donation will be used to finance the home of the Thistle Weir Youth Academy. A spokesperson for the ‘Jags’ revealed that the club’s youth academy would pave the way for 120 professional players. Additionally, the new project provides local children
a place for social activities, including fitness and football.
Thanks to lottery jackpot
“After learning about the plans to establish a new youth academy, we decided to provide some financial support. The Thistle Weir Youth Academy not only targets a number of talented football players, it also provides local youth with social activities. Thankfully, the lottery jackpot
enables us to make a contribution to this ambitious project with a social twist,” Colin Weir said.