The Cowboys Leagues Club have reached an impressive milestone in their commitment to North Queensland, marking $8 million in community donations since opening their doors in 2001.
The Cowboys Leagues Club's charter is to provide benefits to rugby league while also embracing a broader community responsibility, with beneficiaries from their donations and requests program including community groups, charities and schools throughout the North Queensland region.
Cowboys Leagues Club chairman Daryl Holmes said he was extremely proud of the club’s significant contribution to the community.
“We have a firm belief in striving to support the community that supports us, in any way possible,” Holmes said.
“From charities and not-for-profit organisations to suppliers, local businesses and employees, the Cowboys Leagues Club has a very strong commitment to the North Queensland community and beyond.
“This commitment is an integral part of the club’s long-term future. It is best illustrated by the club’s mission – Our People, Our Team, Our Community.”
The club invites submissions from community groups and charities for either sponsorship or prize donations, and receives hundreds of requests each year from many worthy charities, schools, sporting organisations, and other charitable and community groups.
Highlights of the club's donations program include:
- $25,000 ongoing annual commitment to NRL Cowboys House
- Long-standing community raffle program with weekly raffles designated to a different charity or not-for-profit organisation
- Partner of the Cowboys Field of Dreams program, donating Cowboys home game tickets to local charities, community groups and volunteers
- Partnering with the Cowboys Supporters Team to support junior and senior player development
North Queensland Toyota Cowboy and Cowboys Leagues Club ambassador Gavin Cooper was pleased to join Mr Holmes in celebrating the significant donation milestone.
“I'm extremely proud to be part of a club that truly gives back to those who support it, and an organisation that plays such a valuable role in North Queensland,” Cooper said.
If you’re interested in seeking support for an innovative community request, visit the Cowboys Leagues Club’s online community request portal at cowboysleagues.com.au.
The Cowboys Leagues Club is the official social home and post-match venue for the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys.