The St.George Queensland Reds are proud and active members of their community.
The St.George Queensland Reds donated 30 laptops to the Yalari Foundation to assist their scholarship students in their studies thanks to a joint donation from Mission Australia and Queensland Rugby.
The St.George Queensland Reds joined everyday Australians to send grog on a holiday as part of the yearly Febfast campaign with the help of ambassador Beau Robinson.
Febfast provides funds to community groups who offer support, counselling, mentoring, and training to young Australians who struggle with alcohol and drug addiction.
The St.George Queensland Red’s record-breaking ‘Reds For Africa’ charity campaign has raised more than $24,000 worth of donations as a direct result of the contributions made by St.George Queensland Reds supporters and major sponsor Stratco.
All funds raised go towards World Vision Australia’s Water for the World program in Burundi, located in Eastern Africa, with the final figure of $24,026.75 equating to more than 400 clean drinking water modules.
The St.George Queensland Reds are the official ambassadors of the 2012 ‘Don’t be a Fool, change your smoke alarm batteries on April Fool’s Day’ campaign and are using the opportunity to help promote the importance of fire safety.
This initiative is part of Queensland Rugby’s continued support of the Lale foundation, formed after the loss of 11 people in the tragic Slacks Creek fire last August.
The St.George Queensland Reds have set out to help the Police Citizens Youth Club tackle the amount of youth crime in Queensland by locking up players James Horwill and Mike Harris behind bars for the launch of ‘Time 4 Kids’.
Time 4 Kids is a state-wide fundraising event hosted by Queensland PCYC, where community leaders do time to stop youth crime in make-shift gaols across Queensland during Youth Week, in an effort to raise $250,000 for young Queenslanders.
The St.George Queensland Reds teamed up with principle naming rights sponsor St.George bank and hit the streets of Brisbane’s CBD armed with more than 2000 flowers to hand out to the Ladies of Brisbane to say thank you for their support in the lead up to the Reds Mother’s day clash against the Chiefs.
The St.George Queensland Reds launched a charity auction with eight exclusive items in an effort to raise more than $50,000 for flood-ravaged Fiji and to save the ‘fro of St.George Queensland Reds backrower Radike Samo.
Samo’s home village of Narewa, located near Nadi, was destroyed by the natural disaster which hit the Pacific Island nation, so as a way to raise funds the Reds veteran offered to shave off his trademark afro should the fundraising target not be reached.
The mothers of St.George Queensland Reds stars James Horwill, Liam Gill, Ben Lucas and Eddie Quirk received a special and early Mother's Day gift with the foresome hitting Tank Restaurant to cook pancakes.
The gesture comes after the inaugural St.George Bank Mother’s Day survey revealed that more than half (52.6%) of Queensland mums would prefer their children save their money rather than spending cash on Mother’s Day gifts.
Over 250 ladies joined the St.George Queensland Reds for an evening of fashion, fun and entertainment at the Marble Bar at Victoria Park Golf Club in Brisbane. The event was put together to engage with the Reds growing female supporter base which has doubled in the past year and encourage their further support.
Queensland Rugby, in conjunction with principal naming rights sponsor St.George Bank, ran junior coaching clinics during the school holiday periods. Reds representatives attended each session to help the young rugby players increase their skills through a variety of fun rugby-based drills and activities and to maximise the growing connection between the team and their fans.
The St.George Queensland Reds joined the celebrations of NAIDOC week and hosted their inaugural Indigenous Round to coincide with the festivities held across the nation each July.
The Reds clash against the Highlanders at Suncorp Stadium on July 6 was dedicated as the first of what will become an annual celebration, providing Queensland Rugby and the Reds Rugby community with an opportunity to celebrate Australia’s Indigenous culture and heritage on an international stage.
The St.George Queensland Reds launched a Rugby Relief program to assist struggling rugby clubs recover from the devastating flood throughout Queensland. The Reds announced a multi-tiered strategy to raise funds as part of their Rugby Relief program for their first Super Rugby match against the Force.
Queensland Rugby also offered free medical assistance to those affected by the Queensland floods by opening up Ballymore’s treatment facility – lead by Reds Doctor Greg Smith.
The St.George Queensland Reds took their prized silverware – the Super Rugby trophy – on a tour of Queensland with players, coaches and staff visiting 22 cities and towns over three months.
The St.George Queensland Reds ‘Goat Count for Africa’ campaign smashed expectations for the second straight year with the Reds unbeaten tour of South Africa helping raise $16,450 or 421 goats to the Oxfam Unwrapped Initiative.
The St.George Queensland Reds and Mission Australia announced an innovative 18-month partnership in 2012, designed to see the two organisations work together to tackle indigenous unemployment. As part of the initiative a symbolic mural was painted at the Mission Australia Head Office by the program’s participants and Reds players.
The St.George Queensland Reds picked up the ball on fire safety by installing, with the assistance of Queensland Fire and Rescue personnel, smoke alarms into the homes of Slacks Creek and Logan residents. The initiative was designed to help encourage residents to install or upgrade their smoke alarms after only three months earlier 11 people lost their lives in the tragic Slacks Creek fire.
The St.George Queensland Reds threw their support behind the MND and Me Foundation by wearing specially designed jerseys for their clash with the Brumbies. The two organisations came together to raise awareness and funds for Motor Neurone Disease with jerseys worn during the match auctioned.
The St.George Queensland Reds completed numerous school and community visits through 2012. A snapshot of their work can be seen at the St.George Bank Junior Coaching clinic in Cairns and the School Blitz program.
To celebrate Mothers Day the St.George Queensland Reds hit the CBD to hand out flowers to more than 1000 lucky Brisbane women.
The St.George Queensland Reds made a wish come true for young Rugby fan Billy Muller with players Saia Faingaa, Rod Davies and Dom Shipperley answering the call of the Make-A-Wish Foundation by granting 10-year-old Billy the wish of playing with a famous sporting team.
During the Queensland Reds offseason the squad visited many schools. Amongst those were visits to St Laurence’s and St Joseph’s Gregory Terrace, Anglican Church Grammar School and Nudgee College, Marist College Ashgrove and Padua College, and The Southport School.
The Queensland Reds were well represented at the annual Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital’s famous ‘Race to the Roof'.
Digby Ioane has signed up for and is raising money for Variety, the Children’s Charity, in the Santa Fun Run.
Forwards James Horwill and James Hanson helped kick-start the launch of the 2010 Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal by donating an autographed Reds jersey and three signed balls.
The Queensland Reds raised over $2,000 for Movember. Despite some sporting questionable growth at the midway point, their enthusiasm remained high right from the start.
ZigZag Foundation Ambassador Van Humphries catches up with cochlear ear implant recipient Matilda, who was helped with ZZF support.
Reds Quade Cooper, Ben Lucas and James Hanson volunteered to help move the Burke family from the Leukaemia Foundation’s Clem Jones house in Camp Hill to their home on the Sunshine Coast.
Four year old Charlotte Burke and her family had been staying at the Leukaemia Foundation’s accommodation centre while she received treatment for the disease.
The Queensland Reds launched their ‘Goat Count for Africa’ campaign in 2010. It was a major success.
The Queensland Reds visisted the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital to announce the revival of a fund-raising partnership.
The Queensland Reds captain James Horwill shaved his head to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation's World’s Greatest Shave. A day after shaving the hair of his fundraising buddy, Horwill lost his locks at the Queen St Mall.
Queensland Reds players Leroy Houston, James Hanson and Poutasi Luafutu helped promote the Leukaemia Foundation"s "Shave for a Cure" at a film shoot on the Gold Coast.
The Queensland Reds back Easter blood donor campaign
The Queensland Reds spent time with fans before the 2010 season kicked off. They continued their presence throughout the year as rugby ambassadors for junior clubs.
The Queensland Reds support Footy Jumper Friday
The Queensland Reds visit Ipswich Rangers RUC and invite young players to join them in training
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