Chris Wells dresses up as Star Wars' Obi Wan Kenobe in Pegasus' £100,000 Facebook video bid with Budweiser UK (From Hereford Times)
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Chris Wells dresses up as Star Wars' Obi Wan Kenobe in Pegasus Juniors' £100,000 Facebook video bid with Budweiser UK
PEGASUS Juniors are in with a chance of a £100,000 cash boost.
And they are looking to the Herefordshire sporting community to help them win it.
The city club landed £50,000 worth of funding in December from the Budweiser Club Futures programme.
And now, as one of just eight clubs successful in that first round, they are eligible to be the single club to triple their prize.
But it is down to the support that they can raise from their backers which will determine the outcome.
Each of the eight clubs has produced a video outlining why they should be successful and the huge reward is decided by a public vote.
The excellently produced Pegasus video features a wide range of personalities from within the club, from board members through to players and team managers.
“We had some fun making the video,” said club director Chris Wells, who appears in the guise of Obi Wan Kenobe.
“We’ve got the details out of the vote by word of mouth and hope that people will back us.
“We also employed a local PR consultant Dee Montague to help us and now it is about getting to as many people as we possibly can.”
“Whether you’re a football fan or not, we hope that you will support us by voting for us in the competition,”
said Wells’ fellow director Alan Savory.
“This is about much more than football. Everyone is feeling the pinch in these times of austerity, and for the county to receive such a huge cash injection to further benefit the facilities used by hundreds of children, men and women week in week out will be fantastic.
“It will only take a moment to vote for us, and we’re asking local people to help us and spread the word.”
Pegasus run 23 men’s, women’s and children’s teams each week and the initial £50,000 was awarded to their grant application to extend and refurbish the bar and kitchen area of the clubhouse at Old School Lane.
See the Pegasus Juniors video and vote for them at facebook.com/budweiseruk and facebook.com/thefacup until February 28.
As of Tuesday lunch-time, the city club had 12 per cent of the vote.