Sport offers many life lessons to athletes and affords them an avenue to grow their skills and talents. The Hollywood Foundation understands this, and through various projects, the Team aims to extend their support for developing sports teams across the country. The sponsorship of rugby clubs is an initiative very near and dear to the Team, and East Rand United in Gauteng was humbled to receive assistance.
East Rand United was formed in 1997, and it was formed to upskill the youth in the area, as well as prevent children from living a life on the harsh streets. The club has many goals for its players, such as winning a Senior League and producing players that will eventually go on to play for the Springboks. On 6 October 2022, the Team from Gauteng visited the club to handover some rugby equipment, as part of a rugby sponsorship.
Marius De Vos, the Chairman of East Rand United, was excited to receive the support from the Purple Team and said that the contribution will assist local schools with their rugby tournaments.