NAICAM — Naicam will host the Adam Herold Legacy Foundation’s Hockey and Leadership Development Program this weekend.
The foundation was established to honour Adam Herold, the youngest player killed in the Humboldt bus accident.
The foundation said Adam, from Montmartre, Sask., was not just a talented athlete, he was always willing to help others to make his community and province a better place.
Adam was also a Prince Albert Raiders prospect and played three games with the team during the 2017-18 regular season. Raiders general manager Curtis Hunt and select players who are also former teammates of Adam are helping out with the Naicam camp.
“We look forward to all of our camps but this one will be extra special with Adam’s friends and former teammates participating,” said Russell Herold, Adam’s dad.
“They knew Adam well and how he worked hard at hockey but was also committed to making a difference away from the game. That’s something we really try and emphasize with the kids – doing the right thing and being a leader counts not only in the dressing room but also in their schools and their communities.”
The program aims to not only develop and refine participants’ hockey skills, but their leadership potential as well. All participants are asked to complete volunteer work in their communities as part of the leadership training.
The community of Naicam is responsible for arranging and providing ice and classroom facilities, co-ordinating registration and providing other support as required, while the foundation provides highly qualified coaches, instructors and other resources for the weekend sessions.
Naicam will the second location to host the program this season. The Foundation was in Radville Oct. 24 to 25 and will be in Maple Creek later in November.
“We’ve had to adapt things a bit to comply with COVID-19 regulations but everything went smoothly at our first camp in Radville,” Russell said. “We’re looking forward to giving these kids a great experience and hopefully leave them with some new tools to help them make a positive difference in their communities.”
This is the Hockey and Leadership Development Program’s third year.