Shawn Gore and Jerome Dennis were two of the BC Lions’ players to come to NVSS to speak to youth as part of the Lion’s Pride program.

BC Lions visit Nechako Valley Secondary

With their off-season community programs in full swing, the BC Lions took their message on the road this week

With their off-season community programs in full swing, the BC Lions took their message on the road this week as they paid a visit to Vanderhoof’s Nechako Valley Secondary School on Monday as part of the club’s groundbreaking Lions Pride initiative.

In partnership with the Victim Services and Crime Prevention Division of the Ministry of Public Safety along with supporting partner Enbridge, Lions Pride is an outreach program designed for youth in Grades 8 through 12 that highlights the importance of making positive choices and choosing alternate activities to gang involvement.

Speaking to an audience of more than 200 students, Lions players Geroy Simon, Shawn Gore and Jerome Dennis shared their experiences and advice regarding the importance of maintaining a positive attitude, making responsible life choices and learning to work together on and off the field.

Now in its third season, the Lions Pride program will visit high schools throughout the lower mainland and British Columbia interior during the off-season before the club hits the field for training camp in June.  Following Monday’s visit in Vanderhoof, the Lions made a stop in Fort St. James before wrapping up this week’s tour with three presentations in Prince George.

As  part of the initiative, a four-team flag football league comprised of at-risk youth will hold practices throughout the month of April, culminating in a tournament in May.  In addition, all individuals selected to participate in the flag football program will be provided with tickets for the 2012 season.

 

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