According to Brady?s coach, he is always a leader on and off the ice and takes on the small tasks that others sometimes overlook. Brady leads vocally, but his actions are always louder. In the community, Brady is always one of the first to help at any community function and interact and engage the community and fans.
With Drumheller being Brady?s second home for the past four years, it has really become part of his roots. The community has done so much for him and the team and it would not be all possible without them.
Brady says, ?I think just doing the little things consistently everyday helps build the relationship with the community and the team. Being the RBC Community Ambassador has definitely strengthened my relationship in the community, being able to do extra volunteering such as helping out with breakfast programs, senior?s homes, and other non-profit organizations.?
?We have already made three $1,000 donations this season partnering with the RBC Drumheller branch taking advantage of their ?Team RBC Grants?. The first donation we made was with the St. Anthony?s School Breakfast Program. Our team and St. Anthony?s teamed up at the beginning of the season and started a hockey academy. Once a week, four players and coaches would run hockey practice at 7am and then head to the school and help serve students breakfast.”
“Our second donation was made to the Drumheller Humane Society; a couple Dragons players and RBC employees volunteered at their spaghetti dinner. Our third donation was made towards Kid Sport. Growing up I?ve always had the opportunity to play hockey and I couldn?t imagine not having that chance. So RBC, Kid Sport, Fun League, and I teamed up to give five kids the opportunity to play hockey for free next season! The five kids were chosen at random. Not only will the winners receive a free year of hockey, the Drumheller Dragons will be providing the kids and their family tickets to the last home game vs. the Okotoks Oilers, as well as VIP access such as a dressing room tour, post-game autographs and an on ice ceremony face off with all the winners.”
?It?s been a great learning experience managing my time around taking phone calls and setting up volunteer opportunities in the community. The experience has truly made it that much harder for me to say goodbye to this great community.?
Each AJHL team will nominate one player who has shown exemplary commitment to community service to be recognized as an AJHL RBC Community Ambassador – all 16 athletes will make up the 2019-20 AJHL RBC Community Ambassador Team! At the conclusion of the regular season, one AJHL RBC Community Ambassador will be selected as the recipient of the RBC Community Award. A donation will be made to the Ambassador?s local charity from RBC and a Scholarship will be provided to the player from the AJHL to be used for post-secondary education.