Boldmere Junior School has secured £1,000 worth of building materials and a coaching session for pupils after claiming the top prize in the 2022 Selco Six4Schools campaign.
Ran in conjunction with Club Sponsor Selco Builders Warehouse, the initiative saw schools across Warwickshire and the wider region get access to adult tickets for all Vitality Blast group fixtures at Edgbaston last summer at a discounted rate.
With each adult ticket purchased, schools earn £6 cashback to be reinvested towards the education of local children, as well as the chance for the top prize. And the good news is that the scheme will be back again for 2023.
Every school that sold more than 20 tickets were entered into a draw to win the building materials and coaching session from Bears seamers Olly Hannon-Dalby, Craig Miles, and Central Sparks wicket-keeper Abbey Freeborn.
Matt Sadler, Boldmere Junior School Head Teacher, said: “We were delighted to have won the draw to receive this fantastic prize.
“A lot of our pupils love playing and going to watch cricket, so they were thrilled to welcome two Birmingham Bears and one Central Sparks player into the school to pick up some important tips and skills.
“The prize of building materials from Selco is also a massive boost to us. We will use the £1,000 to help us construct a sheltered outdoor area where children can head for reading sessions and other learning activities.”
Last summer, Bears players Hannon-Dalby, Chris Benjamin, Jake Lintott and Thea Brookes launched the scheme with Selco Builders Warehouse at Woodthorpe Junior and Infant School in Kings Heath, earning £168 cashback through Six4Schools.
Carine Jessamine, Marketing Director of Selco, said: “We have been long-term partners of Warwickshire County Cricket Club and Birmingham Bears and, as well as promoting the cricket side of the sponsorship, are always looking for opportunities to engage the local community.
“The Six4Schools campaign was a perfect fit as it not only helped inspire the next generation of cricket fans to attend matches and grow their love for the sport, it also allowed us to support a school local to Birmingham Bears to enhance their facilities.
“Boldmere Junior School was certainly a fitting winner, and we are delighted to help provide materials to create an outdoor space for the pupils.”
Six4Schools is back for 2023 and schools can register now by clicking here. Adult tickets sold through the unique link of a participating school are priced at £15, offer a saving of up to £10 per ticket.
Alongside this, parents can secure under 16 tickets for only £5, while under 5s go free.
T&Cs apply. Tickets must be purchased in advance of the fixture date. Offer is not valid for Vitality Blast Off and Worcestershire Rapids local derby.
£15 tickets for home quarter-final
Bears have secured a home Vitality Blast quarter-final which will be on Thursday 6 July, with adult tickets only £15.
Tickets ware available online at tickets.edgbaston.com or on the day via the Ticket Office. Members and Season Pass holders can attend for free by scanning their card at the gate.