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Selkirk Steelers defenseman, Ethan Brown was named one of thirteen, MJHL – RBC Community Ambassadors earlier this season.
Each ambassador has displayed outstanding citizenship and sportsmanship both on and off the ice and a commitment to volunteerism. RBC Community Ambassadors are recognized for making a difference and giving back to their communities where they play.
“I feel it’s important to give back because hockey has given so much to me,” shared Brown. “Hockey is a sport that not everyone is able to play due to many reasons, I feel being able to give back and go out into the community and help people learn about the sport and get interested is the least I can do. I also love giving back because I feel it is the right thing and I like getting involved in the community and making connections to the people who are supporting our team.”
A donation was made by RBC on Ethan’s behalf that will go toward Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School in Selkirk.
“I decided the high school because I helped out with the hockey program they had in the mornings and my billet mom also works there. I thought they could use it as I see personally how much work the teachers put in to helping their students.”
“I feel truly honoured to be an RBC Community Ambassador. It is definitely something I did not expect coming into the year as I did not knowing it was something the league gave out. With or without the title I just love helping out within my community and representing the organization I play for with pride. As an ambassador I hope I am able to reach the younger audience to show how far you can get by doing good things,” Brown finished.
During the MJHL Turnbull Cup Finals, one RBC – MJHL Community Ambassador will be named as the recipient of the RBC Community Award, which comes with a further donation from RBC in the player’s name to a school in their local community.