Ross leads Sharks in the Community
Friday 6 September 2013 9:01 AM
During 2013 Sharks forward Ben Ross has been a tireless worker for the Sharks in the local community, giving his time, his profile and whatever else he can offer, in support of a variety of initiatives and programs.
Ben has made some 35 appearances, adding up to over 80 hours of community work - and that’s the community appearances the club is aware of, with Ross prone to visit, assist and help out worthwhile causes outside of Sharks sanctioned events.
And he isn’t finished yet for 2013 despite being a part of a Sharks team about to enter the finals series in just over a weeks time, with Ben set to drop in to Civic Disability Services and the Nova Employment group next Tuesday with fellow Sharks front row forward Mark Taufua.
The pair will start of by presenting awards at Nova Employment Caringbah at their annual footy presentation day which celebrates Nova’s footy tipping competition.
Ross and Taufua will then be special guests at Civic Disabilities to present awards and answer a few questions, before moving on later in the day to sign autographs and pose for photos with the Civic clients.
Ross’s efforts throughout the year has been recognised with the Sharks nomination for the prestigious NRL Ken Stephen Medal, awarded to the NRL player deemed to have made the most significant contribution to the community throughout the year.
Sharks fans, or even those supporters of other clubs who believe Ross to be worthy of the Ken Stephen Medal, can follow the link to place a vote in his favour.
Click here to place a vote
In support of Ross’s nomination, a video tribute has been produced and is now playing on Sharks TV.