The Sydney Roosters raised over $77,000 for the New South Wales Rural Fire Service in 2020 with their World Club Challenge jersey auction initiative, as well as additional fundraising efforts throughout the year.
The Roosters showed their support for the NSW RFS with a specially-designed World Club Challenge jersey, which was worn for the match against Super League champions St Helens in February.
Each of the match worn jerseys were signed by the playing group post match and were sold via auction to assist in raising funds for the NSW RFS following the devastating bushfires across New South Wales in 2019 and 2020.
A limited edition jersey was also available for purchase through the Club's retail outlets, with 100% of all proceeds donated to the NSW RFS.
Club Legend and ambassador Anthony Minichiello visited the NSW RFS headquarters on Monday afternoon to present the donation to Commissioner Rob Rogers.
On top of that, a team signed 2020 World Club Challenge jersey was donated to the NSW RFS as a small token of appreciation for their incredible efforts last fire season and moving forward.
Commissioner Rogers was thrilled to receive the Club's support in 2020.
"I speak for everyone at the Rural Fire Service when I say thank you to the Sydney Roosters for their generous donation," Rogers said.
"Donations like this go a long way and we're grateful for the support of the Club."
Roosters Chief Operating Officer Jarrod Johnstone said that the support of the RFS was absolutely essential, particularly after feeling the impact of the bushfires throughout the Club.
"Whether it was staff members or members of the playing group, there are plenty of people here at the Sydney Roosters that were affected by the bushfires," Johnstone said.
"We wanted to help in any way that we could, and we felt that the World Club Challenge gesture was the least we could do to do our part and help out."