Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Crocs Neighbourhood Program Launched

Colouring in this charater will make anyone get healthy, quickly!
Although it is the off season, we the players still have commitments around the place. Today the club launched its Crocs Neighbourhood Program at the Townsville Hospital.

The players are very grateful for the support we receive from within our community, so today was a good opportunity to be part of something that will give back to the people that support us.

The idea of the program is to try and make a child's stay at the hospital a little less daunting than what it is. Upon arrival the kids will be given a little Crocs gift pack that features such things as colouring in book and what services the hospital has available. (Playstation was a hit today!)

The feature of this program will be the hospital visits the players will be making during the year. It is always great to see a child "brighten up" when someone can drop by for a little chat. (Cowboys football is a hot topic in the children ward right now.)

Programs like this are not unique to the Crocs. You will find most professional sporting teams are heavily involved within their community. Players do enjoy making these visits and really do bring a smile to the children's faces.

It is just a shame that the general public can so easily forget some of the great community work professional athletes do when they get a little carried away in public sometimes.
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