On behalf of the Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association, we wanted to thank Applewood Nissan for being a part of the Bauer First Shift Welcome Event.
The NHL/NHLPA FIRST SHIFT program is designed to ensure a positive experience for new-to-hockey families. We want families to experience the game at its best — to understand why so many Canadians feel an inherent love for the sport, and to stimulate a desire for continued participation.
The Richmond Jets have been running the First Shift event for a number of years and it was in jeopardy this year with the challenges we all face, but thanks to the generosity of Applewood Nissan, we were able to have a successful safe event. The drive-thru concept worked great and went off without a hitch. The Applewood team was very accommodating and Amber Kovich did a wonderful job organizing the event, along with the Bauer Hockey First Shift team.
One of our main goals as a youth sports organization is to grow the game, be inclusive and involve the community. Teaming up with local Richmond businesses like Applewood Nissan helps us to achieve this goal and it was great to see the excitement of the families as they received their equipment. We look forward to seeing them on the ice in the coming weeks, as they begin their journey in the great sport of hockey.
Thanks again for hosting us and providing a great facility and we look forward to teaming up with Applewood Nissan again in the future.