LONDON, February 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- WinkBall.com and Bolton Wanderers FC Pay Tribute to Bolton Hero Via the Emotional Power of Video
Video tributes have been posted online to Bolton Wanderers Football Club legend Nat Lofthouse OBE, who sadly passed away in January this year at the grand old age of 85. WinkBall, the UK's no.1 video website, has given Wanderers fans the chance to pay their tributes to the Bolton icon in a poignant new way.
Not only will these tribute messages live forever online on an interactive video wall where football lovers can continue to contribute their feelings, WinkBall also made a film of the moving eulogies which was projected on a large screen in The Lion of Vienna Hospitality Suite at Bolton's Reebok Stadium to an invited audience at a memorial evening organised by the Bolton Wanderers Supporters Association.
Many fans expressed their utmost respect for and personal memories of Nat, with one supporter telling our WinkBall Reporters: "He'll be remembered as one of the best ever Bolton Wanderers players that will ever play for Bolton;" and another lifelong supporter recalling the great fortune he had spending an evening with him when he was Chairman of Atherton Cricket Club and Nat was their chief guest.
Covering football games up and down the country, WinkBall citizen video reporters speak to the fans before and after the game to find out their thoughts and footballing opinions.
Giving the fans a unique video platform to express their views, WinkBall's football coverage focuses entirely on the fans and it is their opinions that matter. With the sad passing of Nat Lofthouse OBE, www.winkball.com saw it fitting to go to the fans and find out what they had to say about the legend that was Nat Lofthouse OBE.
A film of tribute messages can be found online at the link below:
People who want to pay their respect to Nat can leave a video message online at the link below to celebrate the Bolton legend's life:
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Notes to Editors:
WinkBall.com is a free, web-based, personal video communication service, which allows anyone to record, send and share videos with friends and family - privately. Users can also create and post content to video blogs and video walls for public viewing on the web.
Video messages delivered by WinkBall can be accessed anywhere, anytime through a web browser. WinkBall is also used by brands and organisations to share video content, which users can actively choose to watch and share.
All messages sent through WinkBall are supported by targeted five-second advertisements, which are played at the end of video messages. WinkBall is safe, simple and fun and makes video the best way to communicate online.
Established in London in 2005, the WinkBall Project team has evolved to become a leading player in driving the future development of online communication. Since its public launch in 2009 it has become the UK's number one video website and spearheads a new genre of citizen reporting.