Marshall Wins One Community Good Guy Award
Kicking goals on and off the field, Benji Marshall has been named the One Community Good Guy of the Month for August for his commitment to enriching the lives of children battling cancer as well as his special effort in supporting young Wests Tigers fan Lleyton Giles. <br><br> Marshall and his Wests Tigers team-mates helped make a dream come true for five-year-old Lleyton, who has a terminal liver condition, with Marshall helping organise for the avid Wests Tigers fan to run the team out for their Round 23 clash against the Panthers. <br><br> After the game Marshall also took it upon himself to include Lleyton in the team’s celebration, lifting Lleyton up on his shoulders and walking him around the field before the inspiring youngster ran through an honour guard of Wests Tigers players. <br><br> “Being able to help out kids like Lleyton is so important to me,” Marshall said. <br><br> “That’s why I decided to start up the Benji Marshall Foundation to raise funds to help young kids with cancer. <br><br> “I’m pretty excited to receive the Good Guy of the Month award. It’s a really good way to recognise the work so many players are doing in the community each week.” <br><br> Marshall’s growing commitment to helping children that are battling cancer has seen him take on a role as the ambassador for the Oncology Children’s Foundation on top of the time he has recently spent caring for Sydney primary school student Alex Rizzo, who is battling brain tumours. <br><br> Rugby League’s One Community Good Guy of the Month award acknowledges and recognises the inspiring and widespread commitment of NRL players to the community throughout the season. <br><br> As the Good Guy of the Month, Marshall will receive one night’s accommodation, including breakfast for two, courtesy of NRL sponsor Holiday Inn.