Gear up for great giveaway
SCHOOLS are being encouraged to be "in it to win it" as the Mail today launches its School Sports Giveaway.
More than £2,000 of sports equipment is being offered to schools in a competition through the Mail.
Parents, children, teachers and members of the community are being urged to support their school by collecting tokens in the Mail until December 8.
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Louise Oddy, head at St George's Primary School in St George's Road, west Hull, says they will be taking part, hoping to win some of the prizes.
She said: "We are always happy to get more sports equipment.
"We always need balls because they go over fences and any equipment is great.
"Anyone from the community who wants to help us collect tokens is welcome."
Councillor Terry Geraghty, portfolio for leisure and culture said: "Pupils can show their competitive spirit by trying to get their hands on extra sport kits.
"We hope young people have been inspired to get involved in sport by watching the Olympics and seeing one of our own bring back gold.
"The Hull Gold 2012 year has seen plenty of chance for people to get involved in sporting events of local, national and international significance and now there is the chance for schools to set their eyes on a prize and up their sporting game."
Hull Gold has seen Hull City Council bring international sporting competitions to the city including table tennis, darts and an international boxing show featuring 14 bouts between England and Australia.
As well as first, second and third prizes, we will also be giving away £800 of gift vouchers to Sports Direct to the next 30 schools that collect the most tokens.
The tokens will be graded into three sections – schools with fewer than 150 pupils; schools with between 150 pupils and 350; and schools 350 or more pupils.
Partnering the Mail in the giveaway is children's play centre Jst4Fun, Hull City Council, East Riding Council, NHS Hull and activehull.co.uk.
Kirsty Winter, of Jst4Fun, a soft play centre in Sutton Fields which is sponsoring the competition, said: "This is something great for the primary schools to get involved in.
"I would urge everyone to take part to be in with a chance to get some sports equipment for their schools."