Paisley Pirates were yesterday sporting new strips as they celebrated a cool new sponsorship deal with the town’s leading Pro-Life gym.
And the move certainly fits the bill for the ice hockey team who will reap the benefits of the expert team of professionals at the centre.
And the club is delighted to be entering a new period in their long relationship with Pro-Life which is now managed by Renfrewshire Sports Charity.
The Pirates hope the partnership between the club, their fans and the charity will help raise hundreds of pounds for ACCORD and St Vincent’s hospices as well as raising the profile of both.
Gayle Brannigan, CEO of RSC, said: “We are delighted to be continuing this long bond we have with the town’s ice hockey heroes which started way back with Alex Whelan and spans some 20 years. As well as giving the Pirates the cash support they needed to help buy strips sporting their new logo players will get a discounted membership to Pro-Life.
Looking good…Gayle Brannigan, CE of Renfrewshire Sports Charity with Pirates from left: Chris Turley, coach Ian Turley, Stuart McCaig, Stuart Miller, Graeme Meechan, Tom Johnston, Mark Hassan and captain John Churchill.
“They will also receive regular fitness assessments, ice hockey specific training programmes and bespoke nutritional seminars and eating plans from our team of experts here. When we launched the charity earlier this year we pledged to raise thousands of pounds for our hospices and to support sport in the community.
“We are hoping that Pirates fans that are looking to stay fit or perhaps take the first steps to a healthier regime will follow the players to Pro-Life where their membership will boost funds to the hospices looking after patients and families right here in Renfrewshire.”
Coach Ian Turley said: “It’s fantastic that were are linking up with Pro-Life once again under new management in the shape of Renfrewshire Sports Charity. We enjoyed a great partnership with Alex Whelan and are delighted to be maintaining a relationship between the Pirates and Paisley’s premier fitness centre.
“There’s a whole host of two way benefits which will see Pirates’ players able to take advantage of what Gayle has outlined while in return Pro-Life members be able to attend Pirates’ home games at the concessionary rate if they bring their card along.
“The charity is a great idea and we will do everything we can to help them in their efforts to raise money for the hospices. I would urge our fans who have been tremendous in their support of the team both home and away to get behind the new charity. We’ll be helping Pro-Life out in any way we can with players appearances, complimentary tickets and merchandise.”
Captain John Churchill said: “Pro-Life is a fantastic place. The facilities are excellent, the staff professional and really friendly and we’re lucky to be associated with such a great place. We are happy to be backing Renfrewshire Sports Charity in all their efforts and we would urge everyone to join us.”