- Created: Friday, 23 June 2017 10:03
The internationally-acclaimed website You Are The Ref will literally take football to new heights later this year in aid of The Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF)
You Are The Ref International (YATR) is delighted to announce sponsorship of the SPF's attempt to secure a place in the Guinness Book of World Records by staging the highest game of football, played – on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. The SPF are already Guinness World Record holders having played the highest game of rugby in October 2015
The game will be refereed by the former Premier League official and YATR Senior Coach Mark Halsey.
The epic challenge – in mid October - is to be undertaken to raise funds for The Christie Hospital in Manchester, the Rugby League Benevolent Fund and the SPF Special Causes Fund.
SPF ambassador St Helens rugby league legend Tommy Martyn and SPF Chair Mike Denning have already signed up for the daunting challenge along with 43 SPF fundraisers including Leeds Rhinos great Chev Walker.
Steve Prescott MBE, who played for England, St Helens and Hull FC during an illustrious Rugby League career which spanned a decade, set up the Steve Prescott Foundation in 2007 after being diagnosed with a rare form of abdominal cancer. After raising almost £500,000, he died in 2013 at the age of just 39. The SPF has continued his astonishing legacy by passing the £1 Million mark in donations.
“We are elated to be taking a team up Kilimanjaro for what is a really ambitious challenge and who better to officiate the game than the team at You Are The Ref? I am looking forward to joining up with Mark and the rest of the team. Stephen loved his football and there is no better way to continue his legacy" said Linzi Prescott wife of Steve.