Rugby League Cares has announced a new partnership with The Oddballs Foundation that will see the two charities work together to support their respective men’s health and associated projects.
Set up in 2014 as an underwear company to raise money for, and awareness of, testicular cancer, Oddballs has established a national profile through its sporting connections and has enjoyed strong visibility at the Super League Magic Weekends held at St James’ Park, Newcastle, in 2016 and 2017.
As part of its support for RL Cares, The Oddballs Foundation has made a generous £15,000 donation and provided the charity with a fully-branded vehicle that will be seen at Rugby League events over the next two years.
Oddballs will also be involved in Offload, the RL Cares men’s health and wellbeing project run in association with State of Mind and delivered by the charitable foundations at Salford Red Devils, Warrington Wolves and Widnes Vikings.
Chris Rostron, the Head of RL Cares, said: “We are thrilled with the Oddballs Foundation’s generous support, they are a terrific supporter of the charity and the work we do.
“Oddballs have raised thousands of pounds for testicular cancer through their sales of underwear and other products which were extremely popular with Rugby League fans at Magic Weekend last week.
“We are looking forward to working with Oddballs on our Offload project and other initiatives to help raise awareness of testicular cancer and men’s health issues.”
Oddballs’ Managing Director Will Cooper added: “Partnering with Rugby League Cares allows us to give something back to the rugby league community that have been great supporters of what we do.
“Fans, players and coaches have got behind our campaign for the last three years and this donation is our way of saying ‘thank you’ and funding something we really believe is important.
“Testicular cancer and the awareness of it is a key part of the Offload project and a key message that we want to get across.”