SAINTS were once again in the community at the end of 2016 to visit Community Clubs for their end of season awards.
The first team squad made around 70 appearances in November and December to support the local rugby league community as well as meeting fans in the Saints Superstore.
Boots also helped proceedings at cubs and under 7s presentations around the borough and through visiting various Christmas Fayres and local events.
He also completed a tour of the primary schools in the town to say hello to the youngsters the club has met throughout the course of the season!
Other events the Saints lent its support to include the Christmas Lights Switch on in St Helens town centre, players wrapping gifts in Church Square, the Wish FM toy appeal and the annual visit to meet the kids at Whiston Hospital.
Saints takes its role in the town and sport very seriously and are more than happy to give back to its young supporters at their clubs.
Steve Leonard of Saints Community Development Foundation said: “Both the club and Foundation are very much Community orientated and with that are more than happy to come along to local events.
“That said, the first team squad are tirelessly preparing for the new season so the timing of the events have to fit into the schedule of the players. But, despite those time pressures we have been able to visit more clubs and events than before.
“We also have our mascot Boots on hand and he is more than happy to come along and shake a paw, and to shed a little bit of Saints delight around the place.
“We will endeavour to carry on supporting local causes as and when we can as a thank you for all the support we get from our fans, sponsors, Community Clubs, schools and the surrounding area.
“Here’s to a great 2017.”