At our 2019 Volunteer Appreciation Night, our Warriors volunteers gathered for some food & drink and a night to spend some time with our Warriors friends that we’ve made this season and over the years. It is always a festive celebration and the highlight is the naming of our Volunteer of the Year.
This year we broke new ground selecting Volunteers of the Year – Troy & Allison MacLeod of Richmond, ON.
A quote from Dan Crabtree, VP of Finance, in support of their winning selection stated, “Troy & Allison MacLeod are the basis of so many of our club’s services. I am hands down in support of Troy and Allison as volunteer(s) of the year nominees. They exemplify “going above and beyond”. They have done so much behind the scene work for Bell over the years and they always made people feel like it was “no problem”. They have recruited for the club and driven countless of players as well. This year Allison oversaw our Warriors Wear and Promo Items orders which included sourcing out a new supplier and hosting a new website for orders. Troy, in his position as Equipment Manager, organized all of the supplies needed to host our 4 levels of Winter Workouts, our 11 weeks of Flag Football, all of our equipment fittings for each level, and game day setup for all four of our tackle football teams. The couple are not only great Warrior volunteers, they are a shining example of what the impact dedicated volunteers can have in their community.” – Dan Crabtree, Bell Warriors VP of Finance
Paul Stewart, Bell Warriors President, presented the prestigious award after saying, “Troy and Allison MacLeod work tirelessly year round as a true tag-team. We work annually to add value for our families and most importantly, set an example for our young players. Football should be all about being selfless, supportive, caring, and dedicated. This is where this lovely couple truly shines. In my 16 years with the club, I have never had more committed volunteers. Their pleasant demeanor and tireless approach to giving back has also caught on with our many other volunteers. They have truly embodied a culture that we have been working to instill. I am proud to consider them as friends and thankful for their contribution to our league and club.” – Paul Stewart, Bell Warriors President