Emily Ratajkowski delights Irish basketball club as she sponsors their teen team jerseys after spending the summers of her childhood in County Cork
Emily Ratajkowski has become Bantry Basketball Club’s newest sponsor and has her clothing brand’s logo on the teen team jerseys.
The 30-year-old model who has worked with international brands including: Miu Miu and Versace have close ties to Ireland and spent the summers of her childhood in County Cork.
The sports club shared the news on Twitter on Wednesday, explaining that Emily has sponsored their boys under 15/16 team through her Inamorata brand.
Very cool! Emily Ratajkowski has shown her support for Bantry Basketball Club and sponsored their teen team (pictured in the Amalfi Coast on Tuesday)
They wrote: ‘Thank you to Emily Ratajkowski @emrata for her new sponsorship of our team for boys under 15/16 through her clothing brand @inamoratawoman.’
Speak with RTE, team coach Pat Curran explained that he texted Emily’s parents to ask if she would consider sponsoring the basketball team.
He went on to say he got a ‘yes’ answer within five minutes, adding that the family are ‘just normal people when it comes to Bantry’.
Mr. Curran added: “She has very good friends here and they are all associated with the basketball club.”
Close ties: The 30-year-old model has spent much of her summers in County Cork, as her father John owns a house in Bantry (see basketball club logo)
Emily’s family has had a home in the area for nearly three decades, and her father John even played for Bantry Basketball Club in the 1980s.
The new basketball jerseys will be distributed to players with the Inamorata logo from September.
Speaking about her love for Ireland in 2013, Emily shared: The Sunday Independent: ‘I absolutely love Ireland. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth and I have strong ties here.
“Both of my grandmothers are from Ireland and I’ve been to Bantry every summer since my father, who is an artist, had the romantic idea twenty years ago to buy and renovate an old West Coast farmhouse.”
Astonishingly, the sports club shared the news on Twitter on Wednesday, explaining that Emily has sponsored their boys under 15/16 team through its Inamorata brand
Emily went on to say that she has great childhood memories of ‘catching cows and getting lost in the swamp’ and that she still has many friends that she catches up with at the pub.
She added: ‘I love the pubs… It’s so relaxed and everyone is so friendly. I’m more of a Smithwick or Bulmer girl than a pint of Guinness.’
Emily, who now spends most of her time in New York with son Sylvester, was born in London and grew up in America.
The beauty has been on holiday in Italy this week with her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard and their newborn baby Sylvester.
The Versace model shares stunning snapshots on Instagram with her nearly 28 million followers of the ideal getaway as she relaxes from running her business Inamorata, which translates to “a woman one is in love with.”
Italian adventure! Emily spent this week in Italy with her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard and their newborn baby Sylvester
Her dreamy journey comes just a week after she opened up about receiving negative comments on her social media after trolls told her she’s a “sh***y mom.”
On Instagram stories, the beauty compared herself to Britney Spears, whose parenting skills were criticized in the media when she became a mother in her twenties.
“We all think back to shaming Britney and calling her a bad mother when she was riding with her baby on her lap. We talk about how we should ‘do better’ as a culture.’ Emily started in her post.
“Meanwhile, my comments are full of appalling comments about how I don’t deserve to be a mother. Shame on you all,” she shot.
Ratajkowski concluded: ‘I don’t care if you hate me or celebrities (or just hate women), but getting older is incredibly scary and nobody deserves to be told by strangers that they are a sh***y mother. . ‘
Last month, Emily was criticized for photos of her holding her son awkwardly while posing in a bikini.
Relax: The beauty has shared a slew of stunning snaps from her sun-filled family vacation