The West Kelowna Warriors teamed up with Stutters Disaster Kleenup, and the District of West Kelowna, to make their hometown a cleaner place today!
The entire team spent the afternoon in five major areas of West Kelowna cleaning the streets of debris that piled up over the summer.
“It’s important for us to always be out in the community,” says Warriors Captain Matt Anholt. “Since I’ve been here our entire team has enjoyed giving back to the community in any way possible. This is especially one where you can really see the impact we’ve made. I think it’s good for our fans, and community, to see that we care about more than just hockey.”
The players were separated into 5 different Stutters pick-up trucks, and they picked up trash from Stevens Exchange all the way down to The Cove.
The team managed to load two trucks full of garbage from city streets.
“I think our players really understand what it means to give back to the community,” says Warriors Director of Business Operations Andrew Deans. “You’ll see us almost weekly throughout the year involved with many community initiatives. Even past players, like Justin Schultz, who return for just the summer are often seen giving back to the community with us. So today is just another extension of that. To show we do care about where we live, we care as a team.”
Deans added the Warriors will be busy the next month starting School visits, and the whole team will be participating in the Maxine Dehart Drive-Thru Breakfast in October.
The Warriors would also like to thank Stutters and the District for working with the team, and making today possible.