Paddy Energy has rounded up the cash raised for Prostate Most cancers UK through the World Darts Championship to £1m. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Paddy Energy has rounded up the cash raised through the World Darts Championship to £1m ($1.27m) after a document variety of 180s had been scored through the match.
The match sponsor and bookmaker had initially pledged to donate £1,000 ($1,269) to charity Prostate Most cancers UK for each 180 hit on the World Championship. When 28-year-old darts winner Luke Humphries beat 16-year-old Luke Littler in an exciting ultimate, that determine stood at £914,000 ($1.16m).
Whereas it set a brand new document from final 12 months’s 901 180s hit, Paddy Energy determined to go one step additional, rounding up that determine to £1m.
Humphries stated he would additionally donate a portion of his £500,000 ($634,000) prize cash to the charity
Profitable the Ballon d’Artwork trophy for hitting 73 180s, Humphries stated he would additionally donate a portion of his £500,000 ($634,000) prize cash to the charity.
Prostate Most cancers UK Chief Government Laura Kerby stated they had been “thrilled” when Paddy Energy raised the full quantity raised to £1m.
Kerby added: “With each iconic shout of ‘180’ we now have made an enormous distinction to males affected by this illness – and their family members too.”
The trigger is additional particular for Humphries as his girlfriend’s father was just lately identified with prostate most cancers. Earlier than his victory, Humphries stated that he would give the Ballon d’Artwork trophy to his girlfriend’s father if he received it.