The Ottawa 67’s currently sit atop the OHL’s standings by nine points. When a player is drafted into the OHL their goals are to help the team and ultimately get drafted and play in the NHL. So why you ask, do we make sure to take the time to be active in the community instead of working on our passing and shooting? Because it’s important to acknowledge the community whim without, we would not be here. One of the many programs the 67’s do in the community is the ‘Read to Succeed Program’.
The program is designed to emphasize the importance of reading, receiving a great education and lifelong learning. So we bring two or three of our guys into grade 1-3 classes, read the Brady Brady books and engage the students in discussion of both the books and whatever is on their minds.
The student and teachers love it and so do the players! The 67’s recently attended General Vanier Public School and Principal Jeremy Nowiski had this to say of how the Read to Succeed experience as at his school.
“The players made an impression on our students and staff. When in front of the students, they conveyed positive messages about being nice to one another and persevering; and answered questions from the students in a positive and age appropriate way.”
The Ottawa 67’s are proud of the community play for and we do our best to be involved with those who support us. If you’d like to book the 67’s Read to Succeed program (it’s free) click here.