Group: Drumheller FunTeam Hockey
Nominator: Nicky Sereda
We are so excited to announce that Nicholas Chapin of Drumheller FunTeam Hockey is a 2018 nominee for the Nicky Sereda Outstanding Participant Award! Below is the nomination from Drumheller FunTeam Hockey President Nicky Sereda:
Nicholas joined Drumheller FunTeam Rookies in 2007, retired in 2008 & 2009 and returned in 2010 and has been a part of Drumheller FunTeam moving his way up through the ranks from Junior, Varsity and now Intermediates. Nicholas was born a soccer player and started playing at a very young age. When he started hockey it was foreign to him and skating did not come as easily as he thought. Even though he took 2008 and 2009 off he persevered and came back to master the skill of skating and learn the game of hockey. The FunTeam atmosphere allowed him to grow in the skills of hockey and skating at his own pace. Today he is a fine young hockey player and understands and promotes FunTeam Alberta’s principles of sport. Not only has he excelled as an outstanding participant but has grown into a fine young citizen.
In addition to FunTeam hockey he has been a Drumheller Minor Soccer player since age 5 where he has helped coach and referee younger aged kids as well as helped in various fundraising events. At school he also enjoys playing volleyball, basketball and badminton. Aside from school sports Nicholas works hard at his academics and is an active member of SAAD (Students Against Drunk Driving) and SWAT (Student Wellness Action Team).
Nicholas is not only a role model in his daily life but also a role model to his peers at Drumheller FunTeam Hockey Club. He understands the importance of sportsmanship, team play, empathy, respect and helping others enjoy the game. He always makes sure to help lesser skilled players to succeed and gain self confidence.
For the last 6 years through Nicholas’s leadership he and his family have hosted a silver collection parking lot BBQ with a local grocery store to raise funds to buy food for the Annual Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Program on behalf of Drumheller FunTeam. This unselfish act over the last 6 years has provided that program with over $2,000.00 worth of groceries for a much needed community cause in conjunction with Drumheller FunTeam’s Annual Salvation Army’s Christmas Benefit Games."
Thank you to Nicky and Drumheller FunTeam hockey for the kind words in Nicholas' nomination. Congratulations to Nicholas on her nomination and for the dedication he has put into hockey and for the work he does in his community to give back.