Steinbach Pistons forward Julien Koga has been given $150 cash to make a positive impact in the community.
In preparation for Canada’s 150th birthday, RBC is inspiring thousands of young Canadians across the country to make a difference in their communities by giving them $150, no strings attached and asking them to do something great with it.
Steinbach RBC is a big fan of the Pistons. Branch Manager, Laurie McLean is aware of the Pistons’ goal to reach 1500 hours of volunteer work as a team in the community and thought Julien would be a great fit in making a difference in someone’s life.
Julien has already started making a difference in a 4 year-old boy’s life. Izaiah Peters attended his first Pistons’ game back in October during the team’s Pink In The Rink game. In fact, because of Izaiah’s recent battle against cancer and completion of three years of cancer treatments, he along with his mom, who is also a cancer survivor, dropped the puck at the game.
After the game the team contacted the Peters family asking if they would be interested in having a Pistons player come along side Izaiah as a mentor. They happily agreed, and Julien quickly rose to the opportunity to invest in his life.
With the framework in place, Julien plans to use the $150 to further their relationship. He says he has a few ideas, and can’t wait to surprise Izaiah over the coming weeks.