Pam and Darryl Hartman are this year's winners of the prestigious Randy Gregg Volunteer Award.
"The Randy Gregg Award is a very honourable award," said Pam Hartman. "Randy Gregg himself is such an inspiring and amazing man. Darryl and I are very honoured to represent Drumheller and FunTeam Alberta in recognition of this award."
The honour is awarded annually to a FunTeam volunteer in recognition of his or her service to the organization. The award is named for the founder of FunTeam Hockey, former Edmonton Oilers and Canadian Olympian, Dr. Randy Gregg.
Despite its name, FunTeam Hockey isn't all fun and games.
"FunTeam is still a very competitive sport," explained Hartman. "I think that there's a lot of misconceptions about it in many communities. It is still a full, competitive hockey program. We teach all of the same fundamentals as any other group organization. It's just based a little bit more on a fun aspect."
Hartman has four children: two children have completed the program and are now taking on leadership roles within the organization, and two are still playing FunTeam hockey.
In addition to FunTeam, the Hartmans are also involved with Drumheller Minor Hockey.
"There's definitely room for both in the community," pointed out Hartman. "There are a lot of people in the community that are looking for that little bit less involvement, or kids who want to play multi-sports and just don't have the time for [minor hockey]. This program works for them."
Congratulations to Pam and Darryl Hartman!
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