The people of the Gold Coast have shown theirs is a city with heart, with an incredible total of more than $66,000 raised for the local community in the inaugural Gold Coast Titans Community Kick-In fundraiser.

The Titans Community Kick-In was a seven-week fundraising initiative run in conjunction with our radio partners 102.9 Hot Tomato to raise money for the people in our community that need our help, and also for the people and charities that work so hard to care for them.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Gold Coast community, the initial donation target of $50,000 was well and truly surpassed – with a final tally of $66,241.47 raised going directly to the local schools, clubs, charities, programs and community organisations funded by the Titans Community Foundation.

The incredible generosity of The Coghlan Group pushed the Titans Community Kick-In to the next level, with their remarkable $30,000 donation helping to support worthy programs like the Titans’ Leagueability program built around Physical Disabilities Rugby League.

Titans Chief Executive Steve Mitchell said the success of the Titans Community Kick-In was further evidence of the Gold Coast’s maturing into one of Australia’s great cities.

“The global perception of the Gold Coast has evolved beyond that of just a holiday destination, to justifiably recognise the size of our community and its economic scale as one of Australia’s fastest-growing cities,” Mitchell said.

“The success of the Titans Community Kick-In campaign is testimony to the wonderful people and families of the Gold Coast who care deeply about their local community.

“The Titans Community Kick-In was created to help that community by offering a helping hand to the people among us that are doing it tough, or just need a bit of help getting by.

“The fantastic generosity of the people and businesses of the Gold Coast in supporting the Titans Community Kick-In shows to everyone what the people of our city already knew – that the Gold Coast is a community that cares, and looks after those less fortunate.

“The Titans would sincerely like to thank everyone that contributed to the Community Kick-In, through their donations or their support of the campaign.

“By working together, we can make a better life for everyone in the Gold Coast community.”