The 2019-2020 Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation Humanitarian Award goes to defenceman Jack Sander.
The Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation Humanitarian Award goes to the player who makes significant contributions within the community through various programs and initiatives. Sander was a key member of the very successful Spirit of Healthy Kids (SOHK) Regional Program. The program is a collaborative effort with the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation and the Northern Health Authority.
Sander was one of several players who volunteered countless hours to the SOHK program. The program uses Cougars players as role models and teaches elementary school children the importance of reading, increasing physical activity, practicing healthy behaviours, and showing the spirit of kindness.
“Jack is always one of the first to willingly offer to help with our many community programs. It’s very gratifying to see a player like Jack who understands the value and importance of being a positive role model in our community, and we are lucky to have this type of excellent character on our team,” said Cougars’ Vice President, Business Andy Beesley.
Sander also was a regular fixture at other community events throughout the season. In 60 games this season, the 19-year-old set career highs in goals (4), assists (24), and points (28).
The Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation was created to provide opportunities to contribute to improving healthcare within the service area of the University Hospital of Northern BC in Prince George (UHNBC). Since inception in 1991, more than $35 million has been contributed towards capital equipment and improvements, and support of education of healthcare workers and medical staff.
Throughout this week we will be announcing our 2019-2020 award winners. Winners will be announced at pgcougars.com and on our social media channels.