A host of current and future Rabbitohs stars visited local community group, Windgap Foundation this week to meet fans and learn more about the services the foundation provides.
Windgap Foundation is a not for profit organisation, providing services to people with intellectual disabilities, including supported employment, supported accommodation, training, community access and community participation. Celebrating more than its 60th year of operation, Windgap has established an outstanding reputation as a quality disability service provider in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and prides itself on its values of ‘caring, integrity, independence, innovation and empowerment’
The players toured Windgap’s Disability Enterprise which provides meaningful work for over 65 people with an intellectual disability and spent the morning helping with work and chatting with employees.
“Windgap is located in South Sydney heartland and many of the people Windgap supports bleed red and green,” said Windgap Foundation CEO, Serhat Oguz.
“Everyone here today relished the chance to meet their heroes”
After the tour, the players then cooked and served a BBQ lunch before spending more time getting to know employees and posing for photos and autographs.
Windgap Foundation Ambassador and Rabbitohs Development Coach, Matt King, highlighted the important work the Rabbitohs do in the community.
“Events like this one emphasize the important role that football clubs play in a community like Windgap,” said King.
“It shows the positive impact Rugby League can have in the community and on individuals. The boys love coming to places like Windgap and seeing smiling faces and passionate supporters”.
Click here to find out more about the Windgap Foundation.