Ottawa 67's Establish Bill Kitchen Community Award #OHL
The Ottawa 67's announced the establishment of the Bill Kitchen Community Builder Award, to be presented annually to an individual who devotes time and effort to strengthen local minor hockey and our community.
"Bill Kitchen was a guy you could count on help support a worthy cause, develop a young player or share coaching techniques," said 67's Governor Jeff Hunt. "He was a leader on the ice when he played for the 67's and a leader in our community after he retired. We're privileged to be able to honour Bill's legacy by naming this award after him."
Bill Kitchen died suddenly last summer at the age of 51. After his playing career came to a close, he owned and operated an Ottawa Tim Horton's franchise and devoted countless hours to minor hockey and a wide-range of local charities. Bill coached young players and conducted coaching clinics for adults; he headed his own fundraising initiatives for charities and helped many other worthy causes as a member of the Ottawa Senators Alumni.
To honour his legacy, the Bill Kitchen Community Builder Award will be presented annually to an individual who personifies his selfless qualities. The 67's are now soliciting nominations for this year’s inaugural award winner. Candidates should have a track-record of community service and the development of minor hockey in our region. This year's award will be presented at a special on-ice ceremony prior to a 67's game this spring. Further details and an entry form can be viewed at www.Ottawa67s.com