Pragmatic Play to sponsor Sicily event in support of Maltese athlete


Pragmatic Play is sponsoring a 365km run challenge across Sicily which Maltese athlete Steve Sammut Nurminen aims to complete in aid of the charity Dr Klown.

On completing the challenge, Nurminen aims to raise €10,000 for the non-governmental organisation, which supplies clown doctors that are “artistically and psychologically trained” to entertain children in hospitals in Malta and Gozo.

Julian Jarvis, CEO at Pragmatic Play, commented: “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.” 

As well as sponsoring the event, Pragmatic Play will also be supporting Nurminen and his 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.

“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,” added Nurminen.

“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.”