Find out how we have been supporting the Geelong community.
Through a generous donation, the Geelong Cats had the opportunity to donate thousands of masks to community organisations across Geelong.
Headspace Geelong made these masks available at their reception for young people and their families accessing their services or the Barwon Health Eating Disorder Service. Staff at headspace Geelong say that they are very much appreciated!
Geelong Mums made the masks available to their hardworking volunteers at the in-person drop off, which has reopened at the South Geelong HQ (by appointment only).
Donating to Geelong Mums contributes towards keeping their program running through such a critical time including ensuring that a baby has a safe place to sleep, being able to travel in a pram and warm clothes for a children along with books and toys to keep them occupied.
Humans in Geelong
Humans in Geelong invited the Geelong Cats to take part in their online exhibition highlighting incredible humans and initiatives in the Geelong region.
The Club took up the opportunity to showcase how they have engaged with the Community across 2020 and highlighted the importance of staying connected across the year.
The entire exhibition can be viewed here.
Mental Health Month
In partnership with Barwon Child Youth and Family, Luke Dahlhaus created a video to share some important mental health messages throughout Mental Health Month including ways in which he takes his mind off things during times which might cause him stress.
2020 Jim Stynes Community Leadership Award
Renee Garing was nominated for the 2020 Jim Stynes Community Leadership Award. Each year, players from across the league are nominated for the prestigious award who have demonstrated the values of the late former Melbourne Football Club president and player, Jim Stynes for their commitment to the community, helping others and making a difference and by the way they played and represented the game on field.
Renee is passionate and sincere in her commitment to the community and has without a doubt been a leader in her support of our Club programs and in supporting local community issues, both with a focus on young people. Committing her actions and words to causes she puts her name to; Renee has made an incredible impact through her ambassador role for the Cats long-running Just Think program where she is an advocate for safe drinking behaviours through the school program and awareness campaign.
Renee has a passion for empowering girls to be comfortable in their bodies, this was made evident when she became an ambassador for the Pretty Foundation and has taken the time to reach out to the young people involved in the Foundation and donated her time via technology through Covid-19.
Renee joined the Fight Cancer Foundation as a Footy Colours Day ambassador in 2019 and 2020. Renee has passionately assisted in spreading the word of the campaign and as a dedicated teacher herself, aims to help kids with cancer be able to continue their schooling throughout their treatment.
Renee unfortunately was not named a finalist, however is a winner in the club's eyes.