This week on Wednesday and Friday mornings, Craig Garrigan, Kris Inglis, Drydn Dow and Brython Preece went out to meet and speak with the P7 pupils of Ballumbie Primary School.
Our community outreach programme is now back on track after the COVID-19 affected season caused certain aspects of the programme, such as school visits, to be suspended.
Michael Ward, Commercial and Community Manager for the Trade-Mart Dundee Stars, said:
“The Stars in the Community initiatives were launched by myself and Elliot Shaw over 6 years ago and have been a huge success over that period and I am ecstatic that they are BACK!!”
“After both visits this week, it is feels like we have never had a break in between, but sadly it has been over 2 and half years since our last one.”
“Throughout the season we will team up with local schools, clubs and organisations to broaden the appeal of ice hockey and the Trade-Mart Dundee Stars, while given something back to our community.”
“As a community club, we believe it is hugely important to work with local schools and partners to deliver projects and initiatives that are engaging, fun, educational and get young people moving and active.”
“Stars in the Community aims to make a difference to the lives of young people in Dundee and the surrounding areas, as such our players and staff, promote healthy, happy and active lifestyles to young people throughout the area, promoting our players as positive male role models in the community.”
“We also aim to tackle childhood obesity, lack of physical activity, social exclusion and break down barriers for young people in our community.”
“Since its inception the Stars in the Community projects have worked with over 10,000 young people in the local area.”
“For the 2022/23 season University of Dundee will widen their support of club and become our official community partner.”
“As a club we look forward to working with them to broaden the initiatives that we currently offer and we are excited by the prospect.”
“With their amazing support our target of working with over 2000 school aged children, within 30 minutes’ drive of the Dundee Ice Arena should be achievable.”
“We actively seek Community Partners, that can aid us with funding, resources and/or expertise to deliver these projects and meet our and their goals.”
Our community initiatives are delivered by Community Manager, Michael Ward, assisted by at least two professional players at each visit.
Schools, clubs or organisations interested in getting involved in our programme and initiatives should contact Michael at [email protected]