Arana Leagues Club contributes $778,022 to the Local Community

Arana Leagues Club is delighted to announce that it has contributed $778,022 back into the local community, through cash and non-cash donations over the 2016/2017 financial year. This is an increase of over $20,000 on the previous year, a new record for the Club and something that makes the Club’s Board of Directors, and General Manager Joe Kelly, immensely proud.

“As a Club, we are committed to giving back to the wonderful community that supports us and working diligently to be able to continue to increase the amount that we can contribute year on year. This result is a testament to that commitment. It must be said though, that this result is not our success alone, but rather the combined efforts of the members and guests that support this Club and of the staff, whose great work is on display each day.” Mr Kelly stated.

“To be able to contribute over three quarters of a million dollars back into the local community this year alone, is very special. This annual investment into the local community takes the total contribution made by Arana Leagues Club to over $7 million in community donations since 2003.

The Community Benefit Fund contributions were widespread with 17 Local Schools, 11 Charity and Welfare Organisations, 7 Sporting and Recreation Associations, and 60 Local Community Programs, all directly benefiting.

“One cause very close to our hearts that the Community Benefit Fund has been supporting since 2007 is the Primary School Chaplaincy Program which funds the provisions of chaplains in 6 local primary schools through an annual donation of $30,000. Supporting of our local youth through this program is a very important component of why we operate this Fund.” explained Mr Kelly.

Another major beneficiary of the funding were local rugby league, softball and touch football sporting teams with a donation of $55,000 to provide new field lighting to local Keperra sporing field #3 on Hanran St.

Assisting local, junior sport is a major focus for the Fund and each year the Club also provides the season’s game jerseys for all the children registered to play for the West Arana Hills Rugby League Football Club and the ongoing maintenance of the two fields.

Cameron Stanley, Community Engagement Officer for Arana Sports and benefactor of the Arana Leagues Club Community Benefit Fund, said “the funding was vital to the continued success of local sporting programs.” Mr Kelly stated. “The Club’s Board of Directors look forward to continuing the support to the community for years to come. By proving this support we hope that the actions we take today can aid in building a stronger community tomorrow.”

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