The North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce continues its centenary celebrations on Saturday with the second of four sports sponsorship deals.
Preston Grasshoppers’ home game against Luctonians in National League Two North is the latest match to be sponsored by the Chamber.
Last month, the Chamber was the match sponsor as Fylde recorded a 10-8 victory against Blaydon.
Grasshoppers will be looking to do the double over their visitors after defeating them 25-19 when the two sides met in November.
“We’re delighted that we can continue to mark our milestone year by attending a match at Lightfoot Green Lane,” said Babs Murphy, the Chamber’s Chief Executive.
“We thought that it would be totally appropriate to celebrate our 100th year by backing our local sports clubs.
“Grasshoppers are another of the area’s sporting mainstays and, as we mark our milestone year, we wish the club all the best as they approach their 150th anniversary.”
Saturday’s match is the latest date in the list of events commemorating the Chamber’s 100th anniversary.
That celebration began with January’s proclamation, procession and church service, while there was also a midweek House of Commons reception this week attended by more than 100 guests.
This weekend’s function will be attended by Chamber staff and guests, including representatives from its centenary patrons, RBS and Moore and Smalley.
“It’s always nice to support any local organisation in any field and Saturday will be no exception,” said Stephen Ford from RBS.
“We have enjoyed the events staged by the Chamber immensely so far and we’re hoping to see another home win this weekend.”
Jon Pinder, from Moore and Smalley, added: “We’re looking forward to meeting everyone at Preston Grasshoppers on Saturday for what we’re sure will be another fine day out.
“It is a club which has brought through some of English rugby’s leading names and we wish them all the best, not just on Saturday but for the rest of the season ahead.”
The Chamber’s sporting centenary celebrations continue next month with match sponsorship packages at Preston North End and Blackpool.
The first is on 23rd April when the Lilywhites host Burnley in their penultimate Sky Bet Championship home match of the season.
Seven days later and the Chamber is match sponsor at Bloomfield Road, where Blackpool host Wigan Athletic in Sky Bet League One.