Community engagement pays dividends for Halifax Hurricanes
Engaging with the local youth is an important part of any community, however, when the Halifax Hurricanes visit schools around the area, the light in the eyes of the children is enough to make anyone take stock of what is important in life.
Being involved in the community and being a centrepiece for the moral good of the community is and is something the Hurricanes embrace with a passion and they take pride in their work with the youth in and around Halifax.
The Hurricanes organization is pushing to attract more families to the games and make the game experience more of a family affair. Efforts are finally beginning to show as more and more children are rushing courtside after games for an autograph or picture.
“I think so ... definitely,” says Joey Haywood when asked whether the benefit of the Hurricanes’ community development is noticeable at the games. Assistant coach Pagentine backs up his star player in elaborating that “most of our market here is young families with children and I think that hitting the schools as often as we have and getting our faces out there has moment to glance around the stands in the Scotiabank Centre, it would appear that they are doing a great job.
With the addition of Lil Swish this season, more kids and youth have been keen to attend the games and find someone they can relate to. Not only is Lil Swish and the Hurricane players relatable for the youth, the continuing activities and events attended by these players reinforce the fact that this is Halifax’s team and they are here to stay and will continue to be pillars of the community for years to come.Continuing to see a steady rise in attendance, it would appear as though the Halifax Hurricanes have made their presence known and are ready to stand up for their new home and the people who live here.