SAINTS, alongside their partners Typhoo, will be donning the Joining Jack charity logo when they travel to Wigan on September 7.
The Club’s main sponsor has agreed to replace its livery across the front of the kit that will take to the field in the last Stobart Super League game of the season.
It’s in recognition of Joining Jack – a cause which aims to raise the awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and money for research into finding possible treatments.
Four-year-old Jack Johnson, the son of former Wigan player Andy Johnson, has been diagnosed with the condition and failing a medical breakthrough, his life will follow a predetermined path, mapped out by this progressive muscle wasting condition
Typhoo CEO Keith Packer commented: “We were honoured to be approached about supporting Joining Jack and allowing our logo to be replaced on the front of Saints shirts is the very least we can do support such a worthy cause.
“We have been particularly impressed at how the Rugby League community has put aside competitive rivalry and is pulling together as a community to make a difference.
“At Typhoo, we’re glad to play our small part in that big sense of community spirit. It also goes without saying that we wish AJ, Alex, Jack and James the best of luck on the day in raising as much money & awareness for the cause.”
The Warriors will be wearing a special charity shirt with the logo and as part of the design Wigan’s main sponsor Applicado FS have agreed to surrender their Main Shirt Sponsorship for the game.
Applicado CTO Andrew Pickering added: “We were delighted to be able to support Joining Jack and offer them the opportunity to be the Main Sponsor for the day.
“As part of the package they will also be able to use our LED advertising boards and entertain key guests in our Executive Box. Jack’s story is an incredibly sad one and this was the least we could do to support him, his family and the charity.”