They say that charity begins at home, the sentiment becoming reality recently with the Cowboys Leagues Club continuing its philanthropic commitments in the form of a $25,000 donation to the Cowboys Gift Fund.

Established in 2005, the Cowboys Gift Fund – supported by Coca-Cola Amatil – provides encouragement and financial assistance towards improving the quality of life for young North Queenslanders.

This recent act of charity continues the Cowboys Leagues Club’s fundraising work in the community – since 2012, the club has donated a total of $125,000 to the Gift Fund.

It’s a facet of the organisation that Leagues Club General Manager Clint Williams sees as “hugely important”.

“The Cowboys Leagues Club is a community-owned club, and we try to return as much to our community as possible – the Cowboys Gift Fund is undoubtedly in keeping with this goal,” Mr Williams said.

“We’re delighted that the funds will be channelled into very real, very beneficial projects that will significantly improve the quality of life for young North Queenslanders doing it a bit tough, for a variety of reasons.”

Mr Williams and Cowboys Leagues Club ambassador and NRL squad member Ray Thompson presented the $25,000 cheque to Gift Fund Chairman Wayne Nicholson at a recent ceremony.

The Leagues Club boss added: “We are truly passionate about supporting the people who support us and with over 35,000 members from across North Queensland and beyond, we are very humbled to be able to give back where it matters most.”

Thompson also praised the donation, reflecting on how he and his teammates always get satisfaction in knowing the Cowboys brand was consistently being used in such positive ways.

“Each year, the boys get out into the community and often see the need for help. This donation will make a huge difference to young lives,” he said. 

Cowboys Gift Fund chairman Wayne Nicholson, Ray Thompson & Cowboys Leagues Club general manager Clint Williams