Hartlepool United supporters in America have linked-up with the club and Hartlepool Council to provide free match tickets for some of the most vulnerable youngsters in the town.The USA Pools supporters group are passionate followers of the club and meet up in a Prost Grill & Garten in New York every week to listen to the action online and follow Pools’ progress in Sky Bet League Two.
To further strengthen their connection with Pools and the town, they have purchased season tickets for the past two campaigns which they then donate to local worthy causes.
This term, we’ve linked them up with Hartlepool Borough Council’s Child and Adult Services, who will oversee the donation of tickets for each game to vulnerable pupils across the town’s schools.
“We are delighted that Hartlepool United and USA Pools have provided tickets which we can use as a reward for behaviour, attendance and achievement,” explained Education Officer Lucy Cumming.
“Most of these children have rarely had the opportunity to feel part of the wider community or to experience that level of unity.
“We know these places will prove invaluable and would like to thank HUFC and USA Pools on behalf of the youngsters.”
Pat Finley, who formed USA Pools back in 2014, is hooked on all things Hartlepool United despite being over 3,500 miles away and is delighted to be able to do something to back the club and the town.
“USA Pools are thrilled to be able to provide tickets to home matches through the Hartlepool Borough Council,” he said.
“This is our third season working with the club on this initiative and we are very glad that the tickets will be going to vulnerable pupils in the town.
“I wish I could be at every match but the reality is I cannot. As a group, USA Pools feel that there is no better substitute for our voice at a match than the voice of young people cheering on Pools.
“By partnering with the club and the Education Office for Vulnerable Pupils, the USA Pools are able to strengthen our connection with both the Club and the community.
“We look forward to hearing those voices as we listen to Pools matches over here in New York on Pools PlayerHD. Never Say Die!”
If you would like to connect with USA Pools you can do so via their social media platforms on Facebook (search for ‘USA Pools’) or on Twitter @USAPools.