Developing sports at grassroots level continues to be a major focus for the Purple Team. After assisting 226 sports teams within the past year, the Team is firmly on a mission to reach more sports teams this coming year. In the Western Cape, Rocklands Rugby Club was overjoyed to hear that their players will be receiving support this year, through a rugby sponsorship from the Hollywood Foundation.
Based in Rocklands, this rugby club was established in 1982 after witnessing the love for the sport from people within the community. The club was also formed to enhance social interaction and empower the youth. Rocklands Rugby Club has opened up about the many challenges that it has faced, including a lack of essential equipment for the players to use while they compete in matches. On 2 November 2022, the Hollywood Foundation was proud to contribute essential rugby items to the club, as part of a rugby sponsorship. Some of the items that were contributed included rugby kits, tackle bags and contact shields.
Jaftha Petrus, the Chairman of Rocklands Rugby Club, thanked the Team for the meaningful items, and said that the equipment will enhance the skills of the players, and afford the club an opportunity to set an example for upcoming athletes.