Content provider to the iGaming industry Pragmatic Play announced Tuesday it has teamed up with Maltese athlete Steve Sammut Nurminen (MovewithSteve) as he looks to complete a 365km running challenge across Sicily, Italy, in aid of the charity Dr. Klown.
Nurminen aims to raise €10,000 ($10,500) for the NGO, which provides a unique service to hospitalized children in Malta and Gozo. Dr Klown supplies clown doctors, that are artistically and psychologically trained to entertain children in hospitals, where the volunteers amuse kids "and produce smiles and laughter to those in need".
The running challenge is sponsored by Pragmatic Play, which will be supporting the athlete and his experienced team as he prepares for the run from Syracuse to Trapani at the height of summer in a time frame of just two and a half days.
"Pragmatic Play has partnered with Steve in his journey as the shared ethos and dedication is clear between the two, with both taking major leaps in their respective fields through drive, dedication and hard work, which are hallmarks of both the supplier's business approach and Steve's ultramarathon events", the company stated.
Julian Jarvis, CEO at Pragmatic Play, spoke in a press release about this alliance and said: "Steve is well known in the Maltese community for his herculean feats of endurance running and we're very proud to be able to support him in his latest astounding effort– running a 365km ultramarathon! The work that Dr Klown does in Malta is extremely important, and we're humbled we can support Steve in his quest to raise as much money for them as possible."
Steve Sammut Nurminen added: "It is a hugely exciting challenge and one that will push me to the limit as I embark on my most ambitious run to date, looking to raise significant funds for Dr Klown to assist the incredible work they do. Pragmatic Play's CSR programme contributes to charities and causes all over Malta and beyond, and I'm very pleased to be working with them to raise money for a fantastic charity."