Princess Yachts DJM Takeover Raises Funds for Charity
Argyle’s two partner charities – Dartmoor Zoological Society and Dash of Silver – were both presented with cheques for £1,850 following our dedicated Princess Yachts DJM Takeover fixture against Shrewsbury Town in February.
Dwain Morgan, who sits on the club’s charity panel on behalf of Argyle Community Trust, invited delegates from both charities to Home Park to present the money.
A trademark Conor Grant screamer settled matters on the pitch, with 1,800 junior footballers, as well as coaches and volunteers, cheering on the Greens in a crowd of over 14,000.
The fixture coincided with the EFL’s Youth Development Week, and is just one pillar of the club’s community engagement efforts – both providing opportunities for young people in Plymouth and introducing a new generation of youngsters to the joy of following their local team.
At the end of the match, Argyle manager Steven Schumacher organised an unprompted team photo in front of the young supporters on the Lyndhurst Road Stand and Barn Park End corner – underscoring the importance of the event to everyone at the club.
Tickets for the fixture were provided by the club to grassroots teams free of charge, with an optional donation of £2 encouraged to raise funds for charity. Take up on this optional donation was universal, with £3,700 raised in total to give back to the community.
Argyle’s Head of Marketing and Communications, Jamie Yabsley, said: “The Princess Yachts DJM Takeover was a brilliant event, and it was a proud moment for all of us to see the team go over have the photo in front of the youngsters at the end of the game.
“All of us at Argyle are motivated to make the club something that our city and region can be proud of – whether you are a die-hard fan or otherwise. Events like these are a reminder of the club’s importance to the community.
“Speaking of which, we were thrilled to be able to give back to our partner charities with optional ticket donations. Our thanks are with all of the attendees who gave generously to two great causes.
“I would also like to express thanks to Mark Rowles, who co-ordinated on behalf of the DJM League at very short notice. It would not have been possible without his support.”