Victories for Haslam Mean Charity for SPARKS

Sparks_CharityThe better Leon Haslam does in the 2011 World Superbike series, the more he will give to SPARKS charity. Haslam has once again chosen children’s charity SPARKS, to share in his success this racing season.

Haslam will donate to SPARKS after every race this season, depending on his finishing position. Haslam will give 10 Euros (approximately $14) to SPARKS for every point he earns in the 2011 World Superbike Championship.

“I scored 376 points in 2010,” Haslam said. “But I’d rather score what Max Biaggi scored with 451, win the Championship and hand over a bigger cheque to SPARKS.”

SPARKS is supported by many popular sports figures, and has been around since the 1960s. SPARKS helps fund medical research to make sure that all babies are born and stay healthy.

“Leon has been a valuable supporter of SPARKS for a number of years and this latest donation is very much appreciated,” said SPARKS President Jason Leonard. “We always wish Leon well in his annual World Championship campaign but we’ll be cheering him on just that little bit more in 2011!”

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