His body checking ability has made Caylen Walls a hit with Storm fans for two seasons.
The Grande Prairie Storm defenceman is one of the hardest hitters in the Alberta Junior Hockey League.
And now, thanks to his “impact on ice”, students in Grande Prairies are going to benefit.
For every hit Walls makes at Storm home games Packers Plus, a well completions technology company, will donate $15 to a charity called the Impact Society through the “Impact on Ice” partnership.
“Packers Plus is very excited to be partnering with the Grande Prairie Storm and Caylen Walls for Impact on Ice,” said Niki Taggart, a Marketing and Communications Specialist for Packers Plus. “Impact Society is an outstanding organization that makes a tangible
difference in the lives of young people in every community they operate. It’s fantastic that Caylen and the Storm have come on board and we look forward to watching Caylen make an ‘impact’, or 10, every game.”
In the 2009-2010, NHL Season, Calgary Flames Defenceman, Robyn Regehr and his wife Kristina, kicked-off the “Impact on Ice” partnership with Packers Plus Energy Services, the Calgary Flames and Impact Society to
help equip youth to make better, more responsible choices, understand their inner greatness, find a desire to succeed in school and life,
and improve their relationships with peers and parents.
Last year $30,000 was raised for Impact’s HEROES program and in 2010-2011, Packer’s Plus approached Impact Society about expanding the program to other cities which was the impetus for the expansion to Grande Prairie and Estevan, Saskatchewan.
“Impact is very fortunate to have the support of Packers’ Plus Energy Services and a growing network of hockey teams and players that care about their communities, said Jack Toth, CEO of Impact Society. “We are very excited that “Impact on Ice” is expanding to Grande Prairie
and appreciate the support of Caylen and the Storm in this
partnership. We look forward to the positive impact that will happen in Grande Prairie as a result of this partnership.”
This new program is a continuation of the Storm mandate to give back to the community.
“The Storm organization is proud of its involvement in the community and the Impact On Ice program fits well into that,” said Storm business manager Don Moon. “We appreciate Packers Plus partnering with us on this and helping to support such an important program.”