The donation, which will be to the sum of £32,000 comes from the charity activity of Betfred at the ‘record breaking’ 2020 Betfred World Matchplay.
Betfred, one of the world’s leading betting and gaming brands, with a strong presence in the UK and US, was title sponsors of the World Matchplay darts tournament and made a pledge to donate £50 per 180 hit during the competition along with a bonus donation of £10,000 if last year’s 180 total from last year was matched or beaten.
During the final match between Dimitri Van den Bergh and Gary Anderson, the record from last year was beaten, meaning the additional donation was secured.
The Stroke Association, which was selected as this year’s tournament partner in support of Rod Studd, the Sky Sports commentator, works to prevent stroke and supports residents of the UK who have been affected by stroke along with funding research and campaigns for stroke survivors.
Fred Done of Betfred commented on the donation:
“I’m delighted to be writing such a big cheque, especially after a record breaking number of 180s this week. It was fitting that Dimitri Van den Bergh was the player to hit the 180 which took us beyond last year’s total before he went on to take a well-deserved victory, and we congratulate him on his success. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the players, PDC staff and Sky Sports for putting on such an entertaining event in challenging times.”
In addition to the pledged donation plus bonus, Betfred also pledged to donate £1 per point hit in a special Nine-Dart Challenge event.