Duane was actively involved in sports his entire life. He learned very young that if you play as a team, great things will happen. He played hockey in Port Dover for most of his years in Minor Hockey. During the 2001-2002 Season he was part of the Port Dover team that won the OMHA Championships. He was also lucky enough to win the championship title during his highschool years with the football team at Hagersville Secondary School. His fitness level and interest in football drove him to try out for the McMaster Marauders, with whom he trained and practiced. Ultimately school became a priority. Throughout his years he was involved in hockey, soccer, and football. He also played baseball, ultimate frisbee and wrestled. Duane made great friends and developed skills required to succeed in life, through sports.
It is our goal to provide financial support for children to participate in team sports, who may not otherwise have the opportunity to do so. To achieve this goal - we donate some of our proceeds to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program & designate the money to be used in the Haldimand-Norfolk chapter.
In 2016 we were able to donate $4000.00 to provide children the chance to participate in sports. Our total donation to Jumpstart so far is $12,500.00 since 2011.
Duane’s success in University prompted him to start his own business. We would also like to support Hagersville Secondary School students in their pursuit of post secondary education. To achieve this goal - we will award scholarship(s) each year to provide financial assistance to those students in need who demonstrate a passion for sports.
The following students from Hagersville Secondary School were awarded Envy Awards in the amount of $1000.00 each:
2010 Michelle Sukkel
2011 Ali Lariviere
2011 Maggie Beaurivage
2012 Andrew Sinclair
2013 Braeden Terpou
2014 Brett Dykstra
2015 Rylee Hill
2016 Nykolyna Sault