The Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) in partnership with The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is proud to announce Adam Sandstrom of the Whitecourt Wolverines as the winner of the RBC Community Award for the 2019-2020 season.
Throughout the season, each AJHL team nominated one player as the RBC & AJHL Community Ambassador, in recognition of exemplary commitment to the community. The RBC Community Award is awarded to one RBC & AJHL Community Ambassador who has fully embraced the role throughout the season and continued their impactful work in the community. Adam Sandstrom represented the Whitecourt Wolverines as the RBC AJHL Community Ambassador and through this role had a notable impact on many different organizations.
A $2,500 donation will be made to the Whitecourt Food Bank on behalf of Adam Sandstrom and his exceptional work as the recipient of the 2020 RBC Community Award.
Adam Sandstrom is a leader both on and off the ice who values the Whitecourt community, his teammates, the staff and billets. Adam has been involved in awareness campaigns such as Hockey Fights Cancer and the Whitecourt Family Violence Initiative, as well as Junior Reporter interviews at the local elementary school. He leads by example and committed the most community volunteer hours on the team.
Adam joined minor hockey teams for their practices and spent a week of summer break coaching the local Atom / Pee Wee Hockey School group. Adam was commended for his ability to add positive encouragement that built up the confidence of many students in his group.
Adam approaches everything he does with a positive attitude and continuously inspires the team to be involved in the community.
RBC and the AJHL are extremely proud to continue a successful and evolving partnership dating back 15 years to 2004.
RBC Future Launch is a 10-year, $500 million commitment to helping young people access the skills, experience, networks and knowledge they need to truly embrace their fullest potential. This commitment to youth ? and community ? led to the introduction of the RBC & AJHL Community Ambassador Program. This program was designed to provide young athletes with the opportunity to enhance their skill sets for their future beyond their hockey career, as well as an opportunity to engage with their communities while providing some much-needed funding to support community driven programs.