2017 Spirit of Sport Winner - Steve Milne, News (London Devilettes)

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Nov 07, 2017 | jfryer | 2134 views
2017 Spirit of Sport Winner - Steve Milne
Our very own Steve Milne was recognized last week at the London Sports Council – Sport for All Ceremony as the “2017 Spirit of Sport Volunteer of the Year”. This is a very prestigious award as many Londoners are nominated but only one recipient is chosen each year.

Steve won the Volunteer of the Year for with his work with our London Devilettes Girls Hockey Association. Steve is currently serving the organization as a member of the Board of Directors and as Head Coach of the Peewee AA hockey team.

Here are some of the words shared about Steve at last week’s ceremony:


Steve Milne started his volunteering with the London Devilettes on ice in the Tyke program in 2009. Although starting on ice, he soon developed a passion to advocate for Girls Hockey as he found it under supported.
Since that initial year, he has been heavily involved within the organization in coaching, convening, administering and philanthropic aspects. On the ice, as a head coach Steve enjoys helping his athletes develop the skills and personal characteristics that will assist them in their future.

Off the ice, you can find Steve working hard behind the scenes on almost every aspect of the organization. As a Board Member and Director of Sponsorship, Steve has played a key role in the re-branding the London Devilettes and marketing Girls Hockey to increase both enrolment and awareness.  Working as the Chair on the Procurement Committee, he also has worked on reducing costs through sponsorship and local partnerships.  

Steve believes “Girls deserve every opportunity the Boys have, as we aren’t just teaching hockey to players. We are creating the next generation of society’s leaders and are using hockey as a tool to do so.”

Please, take a moment to thank Steve for all that he does for our organization.

As we all know, without volunteers none of this would be possible.



Thanks Steve!
Sponsors
Tim Hortons Timbits Hockey Program-THE FIRST GOAL IS HAVING FUN.:
The Timbits Hockey and Minor Sports Program is a community-oriented sponsorship program that provides opportunities for kids aged four to nine to play house league sports. The philosophy of the program is not based on winning or losing, but on learning a new sport, making new friends, and just being a kid. Tim Hortons currently supports more than 300,000 children on teams in hockey, soccer, ringette, lacrosse, softball and baseball leagues in Canada and the United States. Our sponsorship includes jerseys, participation medals and a Timbits player gift for each player. Adding to the fun, Timbits teams are often invited to attend Canadian Hockey League (CHL), National Hockey League (NHL) and Major League Soccer (MLS) games to catch the action and showcase their skills between periods.
Camera Canada/Forest City Image Centre
Camera Canada Sports Photography is the official photographer of the London Devilettes The Camera Canada /Forest City Image Centre Philosophy is Simple: Provide customers with a one-stop shopping experience for photographic and digital hardware and services. We can sell you a great camera and make a life-size print from it! There is NO other place like Forest City Image Centre in the Canadian market … we are truly unique Two Locations: 217 Dundas Street (at Clarence St.) London, Ontario, Canada N6A 1H1 (519) 661-0325 301 Oxford Street West London, Ontario, Canada, N6H 1S6 (519) 438-0311
Canadian Tire
Canadian Tire London Group is proud to be a London Devilettes sponsor. Devilette families please come and see us at our 4 London locations for all of your shopping needs. We are located at: London North: 1875 Hyde Park Road London South: 1125 Wellington Road London West: 3100 Wonderland Rd South London East: 1975 Dundas Street East
McDonald's
McDonald's Canada is a proud uniform sponsor for our AtoMc program. With multiple locations throughout the province, you can find a McDonald's near your home or arena. Through the AtoMc program, McDonald's also hosts many special events for our Atom house league members.
CCM
CCM Hockey is proud to be the exclusive on ice equipment and off ice training wear and clothing partner for the London Devilettes. Come into Source for Sports Teamworks and Main Store to purchase your exclusive London Devilettes products.
True Sport
Changing the landscape of sport from the ground up. — True Sport is a series of programs and initiatives designed to give people, communities and organizations the means by which to leverage the many benefits of good sport from a platform of shared values and principles. True Sport is dedicated to the notion that good sport can make a great difference.