Everton’s high-flying Under-23s take on Southampton under the floodlights at Goodison Park on Monday 20 February with the Club offering a live stream option for Evertonians who aren’t able to attend the game, with all money raised going to the young Blues inspiring ‘Home is Where the Heart is’ campaign to support the city’s homeless.
Kicking off at 7pm, Monday’s match will see the young Blues seek to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League 2 table and will also give fans the chance to learn more about the squad’s fundraising campaign to raise £230,000 to provide a supporting living initiative for young people between the ages of 16-23.
However, if you are unable to get along to Goodison Park on Monday, then you can still watch the game live on evertontv. A £3.99 donation to the ‘Home is Where the Heart is’ fund will give you exclusive live access to the full 90 minutes of the game – with commentary provided by Darren Griffiths and Ian Snodin. Visit evertonfc.com/U23Live
to make your donation and book your live stream.
The live streaming is being delivered thanks to the kind donation of services from existing club partners Stream AMG and ADI. Stream have been the club’s streaming provider for several years, becoming a major player in the sports video sector. They will be providing the live feed to the club for free.
ADI, based in Preston, have been Everton’s production partner for over a decade and have donated the use of the Fan Zone screen and matchday production for Monday’s game.
Everton’s web development agency Rippleffect also contributed by discounting the development costs of the sign-up portal for fans registering to watch the game.
Everton Head of Engagement Scott McLeod said: “The ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ campaign sums up everything that is special about Everton. It is an example of the Club, the charity, the players and the fans coming together to make a real tangible difference within the local community. The support of our official partners to help facilitate the live stream should not be underestimated – it means as much money as possible is going to go to the campaign. That is something I know David and the players are delighted about. I’d urge all fans who can’t attend the game in person to subscribe to the stream. Even if you don’t watch – that subscription fee will help to make a real difference to somebody’s life.”
Aside from offering young adults who have fallen on hard times, or have perhaps fallen out of the care system, a roof over their head in difficult times, the ‘Home is Where the Heart is’ campaign, with the help of Everton in the Community, will also play a large part in their development by providing access to key services including health and wellbeing support and assistance with education, employment and training. The scheme will also encourage those youngsters involved to contribute to the local community through the NCS programme and volunteering.
To donate directly to the campaign visit www.justgiving.com/EvertonU23S