Fans up for Sheffield Wednesday fun day

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Thousands of people are set to flock to a Sheffield park for the return of a football club’s family community fun day.

Sheffield Wednesday’s annual Owls in the Park event returns to Hillsborough Park, next to the club’s stadium,on Sunday, July 13, when it will be held between 11am and 5.30pm.

It will feature appearances from Wednesday players and club mascots Ozzie and Barney, while the day will also include live music and a funfair.

Officials from the Sheffield Wednesday community programme, the club’s charitable arm, will host various taster sessions and activities which will include a World Cup-themed football tournament, inflatable pitches and a range of community stalls.

Coaches from the programme will also deliver free sessions of futsal, tennis, basketball and volleyball.

Rotherham’s Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, the community programme’s official charity partner, will be holding an official bucket collection in a bid to raise funds.

In addition, Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity, Royal Society for the Blind and Support Dogs will also be joining in with the fun on the day.

Marcus Brameld, Wednesday community manager, said: “Owls in the Park is a fantastic event for all the family and always promises to be a fun day for everyone involved.

“It’s the perfect way for the club to meet the fans and give something back for their ongoing support throughout the year.

“It’s brilliant for Wednesday to collaborate with local charities, organisations and local performers.

“We are all excited about the 2014 event and wish to welcome as many people to the park as possible.”

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