Members and fans at tonight's North Queensland Toyota Cowboys' home game will have the opportunity to learn about the work of Life Education Townsville, high-five their well-known mascot Healthy Harold, and help the local charity by purchasing their very own toy Harold mascot.
The LGIAsuper Community Hub, a feature at all of the Cowboys home games, will host Life Education Townsville volunteers and staff who will be distributing information about the work of the charity and about healthy lifestyle choices.
“It's great that, with the support of Queensland superannuation business LGIAsuper, we can provide the Community Hub opportunity at our home games for charities and causes like Life Education Townsville to raise awareness and encourage fans to support them," Fiona Pelling, Cowboys general manager –community said.
Community Hub host LGIAsuper manages almost $9.5 billion in retirement savings for around 90,000 current and former Queensland local government employee members.
"Supporting charities like Life Education and the work they do to empower others is a way for us to strengthen our community partnerships and make a direct and positive difference to the lives of our members and the communities they live and work in,” LGIAsuper CEO Mr David Todd said.
Life Education Townsville provides age-appropriate, positive health education programs covering topics that range from healthy food choices and exercise, to the dangers of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.
Sessions are designed to motivate, encourage and empower children to exercise informed healthy lifestyle choices.
“Our approach to education is innovative and engaging," coordinator of Life Education Townsville Wendy Flynn said.
"In Townsville, our specialist health educators deliver the Life Education program to 20,000 children each year. From the early years to secondary school, the Life Education program is highly relevant to the needs of children as they make everyday choices that can impact their health and wellbeing.
“Over the last 25 years, Life Education has helped thousands of Townsville children to develop a better understanding of the importance of making safe and healthy lifestyle choices.
“Life Education can only continue its work with the generous support of fantastic community leaders like LGIAsuper and the North Queensland Cowboys.
"We hope that everyone at the game on Saturday comes to the LGIAsuper Community Hub to have a chat with us and learn a little about Life Education and to give Healthy Harold a high-five.”