Academy graduates Lee Frecklington and Conner Robinson have given their backing to a new Prize Fund - the latest in a string of initiatives which form part of the Youth Academy’s fundraising drive.
The Future Imps Fund 'Regular Payment Scheme' offers every single investor a chance to win one of many fantastic Lincoln City prizes. And, at the same time, everyone who joins the scheme can be assured that every penny contributed will play a vital part in helping secure the Youth Academy’s future.
Launching the Regular Payment Scheme, Youth Director Roger Bates explained why the Academy had decided on this approach.
"When we spoke to some of our sponsors they told us that writing large sponsorship cheques can be difficult in the current financial climate," he said. "However, many said they would be happy to support us if they could pay little and often.
"With tremendous support from the Football Club itself we’ve been able to provide a bundle of prizes which we hope will attract other local businesses, and perhaps some individuals and supporters, to add their backing to the Club’s Youth Academy and support the Future Imps Fund in this way."
And Frecklington - who joined the Academy when he was 12 years old and enjoyed 11 years with the Imps before moving to Peterborough in 2009 - was the first to sign his name to the Fund.
"I enjoyed every minute of my time at Lincoln City and I'm delighted to be able to give something back to the Academy which supported me as a youngster," he said.
"This is a community club at heart - everyone works so hard behind the scenes here because they care about the players and they care about the Club.
"I have pledged my support to the Academy and signed up to the Regular Payment Scheme because I still have many friends here and I know how important youth development is to a club like Lincoln."
The Regular Payment Scheme costs just £14.95 a week and you can sign up as a business, an individual, or as part of a syndicate of friends. Contributions will start in July, and every investor who has signed up by 31st August will be entered into a draw to win one of many prizes.
'GOLD STAR' BUNDLE AVAILABLE TO ONE LUCKY WINNER
An Executive Box for 10 people at a first team home game. Exclusive use of an Executive Box for you and your guests.
PLUS: A home match day boardroom visit for two. Enjoy a pre-match meal with directors from both teams and other guests. Watch the game from the directors’ box, enjoy half-time and post-match drinks and watch the sponsors’ presentations.
PLUS: A Director of the Day at an away game package for two. Travel on the team coach from Sincil Bank and enjoy the hospitality of the home club’s boardroom and watch the game from the directors’ box.
PLUS: A Starglaze VIP Club experience for four people. Enjoy a match day experience in the VIP Club located in the Lincolnshire Echo Stand, including seats in the VIP section of the stand.
'SILVER STAR' BUNDLE (TWO BUNDLES AVAILABLE)
An Executive Box for five people for a first team home game PLUS a home match day boardroom visit for two people PLUS a Starglaze VIP Club experience for two people
'BRONZE STAR' PRIZE (18 PRIZES AVAILABLE)
An Executive Box for five people for a first team home game
FURTHER PRIZES INCLUDE...
Match Day Boardroom tickets for two people - 9 lots of this prize are available
Away Game Director of the Day package for two people - 5 lots of this prize are available
Starglaze VIP Club tickets for four people - 5 lots of this prize are available
Plus, everyone who registers will also receive a framed photograph of the Youth Team squad.
To join the Youth Academy’s Future Imps Fund 'Regular Payment Scheme' and be entered into the prize draw simply download this Entry Form
or request a copy at firstname.lastname@example.org
and follow the instructions.