GIANTS general manager Richard Thewlis has heaped praise on the Squadbuilder Fund committee for making the signing of Stephen Jones possible.
Huddersfield have confirmed that cash raised through Squadbuilder events will help to pay the 22-year-old former Newcastle Falcons centre's wages throughout the Super League season.
It is the second year a player has been recruited this way.
Last season, the Giants were able to sign Stuart Jones on a one-year loan deal from St Helens thanks to Squadbuilder cash.
That ultimately led to Jones signing a permanent two-year deal which will keep him at the Galpharm until the end of 2006, and Thewlis is hoping it's a similar story with the latest Jones to arrive at the Galpharm.
"What the Squadbuilder committee do for us is fantastic," said Thewlis.
"Anyone who brings money into this club deserves our utmost respect and the Squadbuilder team are obviously no exception.
"They continue to work tremendously hard for the benefit of the Giants and without their efforts we would not have been able to sign two class players.
"I also have every confidence that the Squadbuilder committee will continue to excede our expectations with the money they raise and the events they hold.
"I can't speak highly enough about what they do for Huddersfield Giants."
The next high-profile event on the Squadbuilder calendar is a Rugby League Forum at Golcar British Legion Club on Thursday, March 31 (8.00).
Already confirmed on the panel of guests for the question and answer session are Giants captain Ben Roarty, top referee Ian Smith, referee's commissioner Iain McGregor, ex-player Ken Senior and League Weekly editor Danny Lockwood.
Tickets are £3, including a raffle, and are on sale from the Giants office at the Galpharm Stadium from today.
A Sportsman's Dinner has also been booked at Elland Cricket Club on May 13, with tickets £30 each or £275 for a table of 10.