Mansfield Town wingers CJ Hamilton and Otis Khan brought some festive cheer to youngsters from across the district last night, attending the annual SSA Christmas Party.
The duo visited youngsters Jango’s Indoor Play Centre and completed a special mission set by Santa, to deliver festive chocolates for youngsters to enjoy when they met the man in the red suit in his special Grotto.
“We know how special it is for kids at Christmas, they love any little surprises and stuff like that – it’s always nice to give back to the Community at these times, especially when the kids always come to the games – it’s nice to see them and put a smile on their face.” Said, Hamilton.
Fellow winger Khan added: “We brought down some chocolates for the kids, all of the kids like that at Christmas so we thought we’d surprise them. It’s nice to put a smile on the kids’ faces.
Kids get excited for Christmas, they look forward to it all year round and when they come to parties like this they see their friends and everybody gets excited together. They get to meet Santa, it’s just a great time for everyone.”
The SSA Christmas Party is funded thanks to the donations and support of Stags Supporters Association members and is one of three parties funded by the organisation throughout the season, all are available FREE to Junior Members – working in partnership with Football in the Community to get young fans to engage and enjoy Football.
Junior SSA Members can enjoy a range of benefits throughout the season, including discount on Football in the Community’s match-day clubs, the next one being this coming Saturday as Graham Coughlan takes charge of the Stags for the first time. Youngsters aged 5 to 15 can enjoy two hours playing football on the 3G Pitches in mini-tournaments, before watching the big match with Football in the Community. Junior members can attend for just £12, non-members are charged £17 which includes the match.
Another benefit of being a Junior Member is discount on Football in the Community’s popular holiday clubs, with the next one being on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd January at the One Call Stadium, 10am to 2pm. Junior SSA Members can attend both days for just £18, or one day for £10 – non-members are charged £12 per day and activities include multi-sport games, coaching activities and tournament style football. To book, visit http://www.tinyurl.com/FITCJAN20
Speaking of Football in the Community’s activities and the partnership with the SSA, winger Hamilton added: “It’s really good, it gets them to do different activities, keeping them fit and getting them out and about playing with others – it creates a really good atmosphere.”
Mansfield Town Football in the Community would like to thank CJ and Otis for attending, the SSA for their continued support, and all the parents and participants who make every day extra special.