Red Leckie Award for Contribution to the Community: Mark Woolley
Mark Woolley is this year’s winner of the Red Leckie Award for the Largest Contribution to the Community & Organization.
Woolley began the year by launching his ‘Woolley’s Warrior’s’ foundation, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness and support for children living with Type-1 Diabetes. Began with a modest goal of raising money to send children to D-Camp, Woolley’s Warriors took off and by the end of the season raised over $40,000. Full details of Mark’s charity work with Woolley’s Warriors can be found here.
The blueliner from St. Thomas, ON went beyond just raising money, and he invited many ‘Warriors’ with Type 1 Diabetes to attend Attack games and meet with the defenseman afterwards to discuss coping with the disease and how to still live a successful life. Mark was also part of many charity efforts in the community, school visits with the Canadian Mental Health Association and always one of the first to volunteer for events.
Head Coach Alan Letang says: “Mark brings the exact same passion he has on the ice as he does off. He’s a player that comes to the rink everyday wanting to get better and help people around him get better. Off the ice his leadership & selflessness shows by his commitment to Woolley’s Warriors. He’s the perfect example of what our organizations values and the kind of culture we want to build in Owen Sound.”
Mark Woolley is an incredible member of the community and the Attack are proud to honour him with the Red Leckie Award. Last year, the award was shared between Carter Robertson and Andrew MacLean while Ethan Szypula took home the honour in 2018.