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Jets’ Mark Scheifele Named KidSport Athlete Ambassador

February 23, 2015 6:00 PM | Sports

Mark Scheifele

Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele (55) celebrates his second goal of the game in NHL action against the Buffalo Sabres at MTS Centre on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg Jets centre Mark Scheifele has been named a Team KidSport Athlete Ambassador for KidSport Winnipeg.

The new role will see the Kitchener native more active in the community, appearing at a number of upcoming fundraising events.

“Growing up, sports were a huge part of my life; I made so many good friends, learned so much and sports kept me active and healthy,” Scheifele said. “To be able to be a part of KidSport Winnipeg is very important to me.”

KidSport Winnipeg committee chair Matt Erhard says Scheifele is a great role model and represents the character and dedication in sport the organization strives to achieve.

Scheifele and KidSport will partner for a two-day hockey camp for kids June 20-21, and a golf tournament on June 22.