CONGRATULATIONS to Jacob Baylin who was recognized and honoured today with the City of Ottawa Mayor’s City Builder Award.
Mayor Jim Watson made the presentation to the young Warriors alumni for “his outstanding act of kindness and inspiring charitable work” in association with his support of the Bell Warriors Football Club and their goals to keep sport “Affordable for All”.
Earlier in the year Jacob Baylin became our youngest Friend of the Warriors sponsor in our 62 year history when he made a donation to our Warriors with money he had earned working last summer. At the time, Paul Stewart (Warriors President) commented, “Jacob was an award winner and his call to contribute to the cause continues still even after his playing days. Not many 16 year olds would think of giving their own money to a sports club. Jacob, however, saw the financial challenges that so many Warriors families face and he chose to step up. True leaders strive to be part of the solution and that’s what Jacob is all about.” He continues, “His selfless contribution set an example of leadership and thoughtfulness that our community’s youth should all aspire to. It also became a focal point in our Club’s communication efforts that ultimately led to more than a half dozen more sponsors for our non-profit sports club.”
“The Warriors support our players on and off the field. It is so impressive to see one of our most recent alumni learn from that example and recognize that they too could be a catalyst for change. The Bell Warriors are proud of Jacob and our Warriors family are moved and motivated by this impressive young man’s actions”
Congratulations JACOB!!! Read more about Jacob’s big day: City of Ottawa Press Release