Ryan Reynolds donates triple asking amount for Wrexham U12 futsal team to get new kits
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Wrexham’s owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have done a lot for not just the football club but the community.
The side recently got promoted to League Two after a stunning league season that saw them top the National League ladder.
But the impact of the Hollywood stars on the club goes beyond the results on the field.
Earlier this year, the mother of an FC United of Wrexham U12 player posted an online appeal to raise money for the new kits.
The mother, Kayleigh Barton, put the pleas out for a new kit to be produced so that all the kids could wear it together.
A goal of £480 (A$895) was put forward by Barton to get the team their new design.
The Deadpool actor decided to not only match that goal, but more than tripled it in a fantastic show of class.
He donated £1600 (A$3000) toward the cause, with the extra donation money going toward funs for the women’s and men’s teams at the side as well.
Chairman and found of FC United of Wrexham, Andrew Ruscoe said the donation had kept the club’s ‘dreams going’ and given the children ‘hope for the future’, as per ITV.
The actor told Ruscoe on Twitter that it was a ‘pleasure to be a little piece of football in Wrexham… be it my club or yours’.
Can you love this man any more?
The kits arrived in March and the team looked great in their new jerseys, which included a small Deadpool logo on the arm to honour the contribution.
He then surprised them this past weekend, sharing an image of himself wearing the jersey itself.
What a legend.
It’s not the only act of kindness that Reynolds and McElhenney have shown to the city since their takeover in 2020.
Die-hard Wrexham Aiden Stott, who has cerebral palsy, launched a campaign in a bid to raise money for a new bath and mechanical hoist.
Shortly after completing the takeover of the club, McElhenney donated the full target amount of £6,000.
Reynolds and McElhenney also marked the anniversary of their takeover by delivering a bar tab for 365 G&Ts at The Turf Hotel near the club's ground.
"Just a quick note to thank each and every one of you on our 1-year anniversary with the club," they wrote. "The love and adoration for Wrexham FC - it’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen. That’s why we’ve put up 365 Aviation Gin and Tonics behind the bar. Have one on us."