By Tyler Sutherland
Winnipeg Blue Bomber quarterback Buck Pierce and former Blue Bomber Dave Donaldson are joining the University of Winnipeg Wesmen as adjunct coaches.
The two will coach inner-city youth in flag touch football when the U of W’s new UNITED Health and RecPlex opens next year.
“Partnering with exceptional athletes Buck Pierce and Dave Donaldson to host this established and successful football program enhances our community learning and community athletics mission,” said Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, president and vice-chancellor.
“We are creating the most significant wellness and recreation destination in the heart of Winnipeg, one that provides the inner city with a world-class facility and gives neighbourhood children and teenagers a safe place to learn, play and belong.”
The UNITED Health and RecPlex construction and companion Duckworth Centre renovation is a $40 million project which began last fall and is expected to be completed for the fall of 2014.