Focus area: Community assistance and connection
The Geelong Cats have been giving back to the community for more than 160 years. When it comes to helping those in need, the Cats have Cats Care, which comprises of Cats Assist, Cats Wishes and Ward Walks.
Each year, more than 10,000 items are donated across Australia to assist not-for-profit organisations, fundraising groups and individuals in times of need.
Cats Assist is proudly supported by Villawood Properties
For Cats fans going through particularly hard times, the Geelong Cats look to create special experiences to bring some joy into their lives, whether that’s in the form of a gift from the club, a message from a player, or a training or game day experience.
Cats Wishes are proudly supported by St John of God Hospital Geelong
Our players conduct monthly visits to the Children’s Ward and/or Andrew Love Cancer Centre at the Barwon Health Foundation University Hospital to bring joy to young people in a tough time. In 2021, COVID restrictions has seen these visits transform to virtual visits, conducted over Zoom, as our players look to still bring some positivity into the day of those in the wards.
Ambassadors: Rhys Stanley, Gary Rohan