Marauder trades cleats for conversation

Wayne Moore brings the same effort and determination that has seen him excel on the football field to every other facet of his life. That perseverance makes him a natural role model, and last week, the McMaster Marauder was given the opportunity to be just that.

(Photo: McMaster Athletics)

(Photo: McMaster Athletics)

The Marauder running back was invited recently to speak at the weekly City Youth program operated by Hamilton’s CityKidz organization. The initiative brings a group of about 100 at-risk youth between the ages of 12-15 together with adult mentors, including McMaster sports medicine clinician Dr. David Robinson.

Wayne Moore (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Aerial Promotions)

Wayne Moore (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Aerial Promotions)

Moore, who starred for the Marauders in the 50th Vanier Cup last fall, shared the story of his own upbringing with the kids in attendance, leaving the children and mentors “mesmerized” according to Robinson. Children lined up to get pictures with Moore after his inspirational words, rightly seeing a success story worth emulating.

He will serve as an ambassador of McMaster once again in a few short weeks, as Moore and two of his teammates will suit up for Team West at the 2015 East-West Bowl in Montreal on May 9.

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