Community Highlight | Our Big Kitchen
If you thought the Roosters did well on the field this season, they matched their efforts off the field by immersing themselves within their Eastern Suburbs, Central Coast and Adelaide communities.
The players clocked up 725 appearances in 2017, devoting close to 1,800 hours in the community.
There were plenty of highlights over the 2017 season and we have selected the standout community stories.
Make, Bake, Move in Our Big Kitchen
The Sydney Roosters teamed up with local charities Our Big Kitchen, Live Love Learn and Kids Giving Back to offer our first ever ‘Bake, Make & Move’ holiday camp at the beginning of the year.
It gave the young participants the chance to give back to their local community whilst having fun during the school holidays.
The kids spent the day creating CarePacs, which are gift cards and cookies that were later distributed to Mission Australia, Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets and Jewish House charities.
Kids attending the camp heard from a Mission Australia guest speaker, discussing the help that they provide within the community.
They also witnessed the impact of Mission Australia’s generosity first-hand when they dropped off some CarePacs to the neighbours at Jewish House as part of the day’s activities.
They were joined by Roosters star Dylan Napa and Club Ambassador Anthony Minichiello, who were happy to lend a hand making and baking the gifts before later introducing the children to some rugby league skills and games.
As part of the partnership, the Sydney Roosters also donated 150 caps, scarfs and ponchos for additional CarePacs and donated the profits from the holiday camp back to Our Big Kitchen.