Respected SUN Sam Day can’t currently ply his trade in the AFL, but the passionate key-forward is supporting businesses owned by club members to help them keep operating and survive the current downturn.

The 27-year-old visited iconic Burleigh business The Fruit Shop – owned by long-time club members Belinda Rana and Jason Smith - to buy a juice and launch the latest initiative by the SUNS Community Crew.

Gold Coast CEO Mark Evans said the SUNS are contacting members to see if the club can help promote their business, support one another and encourage all fans to shop local during this time. 

“We can’t play footy right now but we can use our time to support the Gold Coast community and our members and partners – our club is determined to help during this health crisis,” he said. 

“A few weeks ago we launched the SUNS Community Crew which saw staff and players deliver FREE meals to senior and vulnerable club members thanks to official club partner the street food co. Now we are extending that initiative to help promote our members and partners’ businesses that are still operating during this time and also encourage everyone to buy local.”

All members can provide details about their business through the link below.

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“We want to support our members and partners’ businesses during an extremely tough time. As we say at the SUNS: Challenge Accepted,” Evans said. 

“We will promote these businesses on our website, in EDMs, social media and mainstream media and we hope all our members and fans buy from locals.”   

This business promotion initiative will start in coming weeks to provide support during COVID-19 restrictions.

Note: Anyone wanting to purchase fresh, quality meals and produce can do so by visiting SUNS staff will continued to be employed to deliver this food safely to your door through our SUNS Community Crew.