Niverville Nighthawks defenseman, Evan Bortis 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.
“It is very important for me to give back to the community because of all the support they give us,”Bortis said. “The community support gives us the opportunity to play and do what we love. They open up their town with open arms and give us a place to call home. Giving back and leaving the community better then when we came is huge.”
A donation was made by RBC on Evan’s behalf that will go towards the special needs program at Niverville Elementary School.
“My mom worked with special needs children when I was growing up. Our team would go to their gym class throughout the season here in Niverville and with the support they give to us, I thought that would be the best use for the donation.”
“It’s a huge honour to be the Nighthawks RBC Community Ambassador. We have a team full of guys who could be selected so it’s just a big honour to be chosen. I love helping in the community as much as I can and it just means a lot to me. It’s the least myself and the team can do as the community gives us so much support at our games through the ups and downs during the season.”
During the MJHL Turnbull Cup Playoff 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.