Teammates Hunter Bishop and Brendon Nash tied for the monthly honour of Greatest Bulldogs Community Ambassador for January. The two focused their efforts on school visits to earn recognition for their contributions to the community.
On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Bishop and Nash attended a literacy assembly at Mary Hopkins Public School in Waterdown. The players read the book “Brady Brady and the Runaway Goalie” by Mary Shaw and Chuck Temple to the entire school, and spoke to the students about the importance of literacy. The students also had a chance to ask the players questions.
The next day, the duo visited Pine Grove School in Oakville to conduct a “Stick with School” assembly. Two sessions were needed to accommodate all the students at this school. Bishop and Nash discussed the importance of working hard at school, even while working hard at other activities, such as athletics. They also shared some of their own school experiences, growing up and dreaming of becoming professional hockey players.
Community involvement is an important activity for members of the Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club and an integral element of the Bulldogs Foundation programs. Players, coaches, and staff are always looking for new ways to give back to the local community. Groups interested in having members of the Bulldogs visit should contact Wes Gordon, Senior Manager of Community and Fan Development, at 905.777.2354 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.