THOMAS SORENSEN was joined by Pottermus at Cooper Perry Primary School in Seighford, near Stafford yesterday to launch this year’s City 7s scheme.
City 7s is aimed at children celebrating their seventh birthday between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 and in are year 2 at school.
For a one-off payment of £10 they will receive goodies including a Stoke City home shirt, £5 to open a savings account with The Co-operative and two free tickets to a Premier League home game.
The goodies will be given to the children by a first-team player at special presentation evenings scheduled over the course of the season.
The event was organised by the Stoke City Community Trust, which is sponsored by The Co-operative.
Commenting on this season's launch, Thomas Sorensen said, "It is nice to come to these events and meet the children. They all enjoy us coming to their schools and answering their questions, but also providing that link between the Club and the community, to inspire them and to lay the foundations for the supporters of the future.
"Ever since I have been at the Stoke City, the Club have been very active in the community. It is about working in partnerships with many people – the Club, schools, businesses and community groups all give their time and effort in creating these important opportunities for both children and adults.
"It is important to introduce healthy lifestyles for all, and this is especially important in schools to give the children the best start in life".
For more information on joining City 7s, click HERE or call the Community Trust on (01782) 592252.