Admirals Rookies to Head up Youth ProgramsMarch 8, 2006 - American Hockey League (AHL) Norfolk Admirals
Colin Fraser will be taking the place of former Admiral Ajay Baines as the head of the "Going for Goals" middle school reading program. The project kicked-off in 2004 with then Captain Ajay Baines and Indian River Middle School in Chesapeake, VA. The partnership encouraged more than 335 students to reach their personal reading goals in the 2004-2005 school year.
New this season, the Admirals will recognize an area youth hockey team for its commitment to sportsmanship with the "Excellence in Sportsmanship Award" . Martin St. Pierre, who provides an excellent example of good sportsmanship, will be the spokesperson and play a key role in choosing the recipient. The team will be selected based on its dedication to the game as well as its conduct off the ice.
"Colin and Marty are natural fits for the programs they will be working with," stated Millie Lomax, Admirals' Director of Community Relations. "Both guys are great with children and have a passion for doing things in the community. These two young players will bring energy and enthusiasm to these great programs."
Fraser, a 2005 recipient of the CHL Humanitarian Player of the Year award, read to many classrooms during the month of January for National Reading Month. He and the Admirals are currently working with Indian River Middle School to continue the reading campaign for the remainder of the 2005-2006 academic year.
St. Pierre exemplifies good sportsmanship by showing respect for all players on the ice and always takes time to go above and beyond what is asked of him away from the arena. He and the Admirals will be looking to honor a team that has similar compassion and respect for the game. St. Pierre will present the "Excellence in Sportsmanship Award" to the selected team at the conclusion of the Admirals' regular season on April 14th.
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