A Wolves fan who is studying at the University of Leicester is taking on a double cycling and running challenge to raise funds for Wolves Foundation.
Sam Smith, aged 18, is tackling a 120-mile cycle ride from Leicester to Wolverhampton in September which he will then follow up with the Leicester half marathon route – the race itself has been cancelled – the following month.
Now training hard with a combination of cycling and running, the Spanish and translation student is aiming to be fully prepared for what lies ahead.
Sam said: “I have supported Wolves ever since my Dad took me to my first game back in 2009, at the age of eight, in the League Cup against Swindon.
“Since then I have attended over 250 Wolves games including a solo trip to Espanyol and an ill-fated trip to Athens when the Olympiacos game went behind closed doors.
“I have decided to raise money for the Wolves Foundation because the club is a huge part of my life and I would like to give back to the city and the community.
“I was first made aware of the charity as a result of the Molineux sleepout and discussions with other supporters about this experience and the work the charity does.
“Their support towards physical wellbeing and education amongst younger people is also very important and is fully worth supporting.
“Also, the work to supporting mental health is something that is personally very important, and it would be great if the money I raise can help the Foundation to continue with its incredible work across Wolverhampton.”
The bike ride from Leicester will see Sam follow a route via Nottingham, Derby. Burton, Birmingham, West Bromwich and Walsall.
He has already taken on one training ride which took him to Bristol City’s Ashton Gate stadium wearing his #TeamKemes t-shirt in tribute to former Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme.
“This is a great challenge that Sam is taken on and we are delighted that he has decided to support us with his fundraising,” says Demi Grundy, Fundraising and Events Executive with the Wolves Foundation.
“We all wish him the best of luck, and I am sure the Wolves fans will get behind his efforts and hopefully make a donation if they can.”
Click here to access Sam’s fundraising page and make a donation to support Wolves Foundation.