Panthers Penrith Leagues Club has celebrated Do Something Day 2018 by donating $150,000 to community development foundation Panthers on the Prowl.
Do Something Day is Australia's biggest annual celebration of giving and random acts of kindness, and is proudly supported by Your Local Club – the NSW registered club industry.
Channel Nine's The Today Show broadcast live from Penrith on Wednesday morning as Panthers players James Maloney and Nathan Cleary joined Panthers Executive General Manager Phil Gould AM to complete challenges and increase the amount donated.
"Giving back to our communities and the people who support our clubs is at the heart of what we do," Panthers Group CEO Brian Fletcher said.
"The spirit of Do Something Day resonates with Panthers given this determination to make a positive and lasting impact in our communities.
"Panthers on the Prowl does outstanding work and achieves extraordinary outcomes with young people in western Sydney.
"We are delighted to support their many programs with this significant donation."
ClubsNSW CEO Anthony Ball said the industry was similarly proud to get behind Do Something Day, especially given the role volunteers have played in the success of NSW registered clubs.
"NSW clubs boast more than 32,000 volunteers who collectively dedicate over 1.6 million hours per year to activities like running the canteen at Saturday sport, raising funds for medical research or cleaning up the local neighbourhood.
"ClubsNSW and our member clubs are proud to support Do Something Day and encourage people to give their best through volunteering, donating to a charity or performing a random act of kindness.
"The valuable contributions made by individuals and local clubs is something we can all be proud of."