Saturday night's kick-off to the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys' 2017 season has signalled the start of another year of the hugely popular LGIAsuper Community Hub at Cowboys home games.
Located in the Western forecourt of 1300SMILES Stadium, LGIAsuper Community Hub plays host to 12 not-for-profit organisations throughout the season to help them raise awareness for their cause.
The first community organisation in the Hub for 2017 was Townsville PCYC, who shared information about their youth programs and development activities, such as the Duke of Edinburgh award, state youth leadership program (SYLP) and volunteering.
Safe Community Coordinator Kalo Sue-Tin said the officers and volunteers involved in PCYC were excited to have been at the game to engage with the local community.
“I first saw the Hub in action last season when I attended a game, so when we found the opportunity in a community flyer, we just had to apply to participate,” Mr Sue-Tin said.
“We have three branches in Townsville and run a host of programs to support young people at all levels; our commitment is to have something for everyone.
“The Hub has given us an amazing chance to share our programs with a massive crowd of Cowboys supporters.”
With the partnership launched in 2016, the Hub reflects the Cowboys' and LGIAsuper’s commitment to assisting charities and local community organisations by providing them with a platform to generate interest and support.
LGIAsuper CEO David Todd said his team was delighted to bring the program back for another year.
“Through this initiative last season, we helped 15 different charities and community organisations raise awareness and gain support for their cause, and we look forward to doing the same for similar organisations during 2017,” Mr Todd said.
“Teaming up with the Cowboys has given LGIAsuper the opportunity to drive positive change through educational and other initiatives such as the Community Hub.”
The LGIAsuper Community Hub is also home to the Howdy Club, which gives Cowboys fans the opportunity to sign up and score free merchandise at home games, plus enter exclusive competitions.
LGIAsuper is the super fund for current and former Queensland local government employees and their spouses. For more than 50 years, LGIAsuper has helped members in communities throughout Queensland achieve their financial goals. From 1 July 2017, LGIAsuper will welcome members from communities everywhere for anyone wishing to join the fund.
For more information, contact 1800 444 396 or visit lgiasuper.com.au.
About Townsville PCYC:
The Queensland Police-Citizens Youth Welfare Association (PCYC) in partnership with government, community, business and families – achieving excellence in youth development by encouraging participation in recreational, sporting, cultural and welfare programs.
For more information, visit pcyc.org.au.