Brett has been active in volunteering within the community. He took it upon himself to go to a local elementary school every week this past season to help lead gym classes and be a positive role model by promoting healthy living. He reads to students, helps deliver hot lunches, and more. Even in the summer when he lives over two hours away from Spruce Grove he drives in to participate.
Most recently Brett has been working with a group in Spruce Grove to raise awareness about youth poverty and homelessness in the community. “We just had an event February 2nd to receive donations of winter clothing (jackets, toques, gloves, etc.) that will then be distributed by the United Way. It turned out to be perfect timing with the weather now being so harsh.” Community Ambassadors are provided with a $1000 grant from RBC; Brett added, “I am using my grant to put money into buying more winter clothing, and really anything the group I’m working with needs. I really love what they are doing as far as creating a safe and fun environment for vulnerable youth.”
Unfortunately Brett has been handling a long term injury that has kept him sidelined from being on the ice, so he does all he can to try to make a larger impact away from the rink! He is a strong role model to his peers and has made a lasting impression in the Spruce Grove community. He exemplifies what a junior hockey player should strive and aspire to be!
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 2018-19 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.