The Stroke Association will benefit from a £33,000 donation from Betfred following their charity activity at the 2021 Betfred World Matchplay.
The nine-day tournament at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens saw 32 players competing to win the Phil Taylor Trophy, which was claimed by Peter Wright in Sunday’s thrilling final.
Alongside the action on the oche, Betfred were raising money for The Stroke Association with a donation of £50 per 180 alongside their Betfred Nine-Dart Charity Challenge.
The tournament featured a total of 301 scores of 180 across 31 games, with runner-up Dimitri Van den Bergh hitting the most by an individual with 49 during his five games, while Wright posted 41 during his march to the title.
Betfred Nine-Dart Charity Challenge saw £1 per point donated across nine darts thrown by competing players, media personalities, celebrities, and officials at the event, raising over £7,000 in total.
Betfred have also donated an additional £10,000 bonus following the event, giving a total donation of £33,000 to The Stroke Association.
“I’m delighted to be donating such a great sum to The Stroke Association,” said Betfred boss Fred Done.
“It has been a wonderful Betfred World Matchplay this year. The final was a marvelous occasion in front of a sell-out Blackpool crowd, and I congratulate Peter Wright on his victory.
“We were also so happy to see Rod Studd back as part of the Sky Sports commentary team this week during his continued recovery from a stroke, and the long-awaited return of capacity crowds.
“The support of the players, media and staff during the tournament has been vital towards raising money for a charity which does so much great work.”
Betfred had donated £32,000 to The Stroke Association following the 2020 World Matchplay, and have also previously supported Parkinson’s UK with their charity activity at the tournament.
“It’s fantastic to see £33,000 being donated to The Stroke Association and Betfred’s support for such a worthwhile charity will make a great difference,” said PDC Chief Executive Matt Porter.
“The support of our players both on and off stage during the event has been brilliant and has added an extra dimension to a memorable week in Blackpool.
“The return of Rod Studd was another boost and we’ve all enjoyed hearing him back in the commentary box.”