Tennent’s Lager Launch Rugby’s ‘Best Seats in the House’

The official beer of Scottish Rugby, Tennent’s Lager, raffle off ‘Best Seat in the House’ at Scotland’s home internationals for charity.

Scottish Rugby icon, Doddie Weir, was joined by Chris Gardner of The BEN charity as Tennent’s Lager launched a charity raffle to give away the ‘Best Seat in the House’, a six person dugout just yards away from the pitch for Scotland’s home matches during this year’s NatWest 6Nations.

Winners will get a once-in-a-lifetime match day experience for the game against France on 11 Feb and the Calcutta Cup clash against England on 24 Feb. Proceeds from the raffle will be split between the Scottish drinks industry charity, The BEN and the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, one of several charities supported by Scottish Rugby.

Sat metres away from the Scotland bench, and joined by a Scottish rugby legend, the lucky winners will walk through the BT Murrayfield tunnel before taking their seats and enjoying cold beer and snacks throughout the game. The chance to win these incredible seats for two sold out matches make this a truly money-can’t-buy prize.

Tennent’s chosen charity, The BEN, offers financial, social and emotional support for the members of the Scottish licensed trade across Scotland who have come up against hard times. The My Name’5 Doddie Foundation was established to support research and awareness of Motor Neuron Disease, a condition which last year Scottish Rugby icon Doddie Weir announced he was battling.

Dominic McKay, Scottish Rugby’s Chief Operating Officer, said:“We’re delighted to see this innovation from our partner Tennent’s, which brings a new dimension to Best Seat in the House.  The raffle winner can enjoy a special day at BT Murrayfield, safe in the knowledge that they’re also supporting some great charities.”

Raffle tickets can be purchased now for £5 via www.thebestseat.co.uk, with the option to buy a specific number of tickets or bundles of 5 or 10. Additional prizes available also includes Scotland shirts and balls signed by the national team.