DB Matt Bucknor recently to spoke to a youth group at the Volunteer Hamilton Centre in Hamilton this past Saturday which provides workshops showcasing positive role models and providing academic support for local youths.
The weekly workshops also touch on communications skills, conflict resolution and antibullying.
Bucknor was kind enough to donate his time and relay on personal experiences overcoming obstacles and achieving life goals.
a fine gentlemen in my books. :thup:
(and a fine player as well!)
[b]Bucknor, who had 43 tackles in his first season with the Ticats, said his dream growing up was to play in professional sports. He met people who told him he was not fast enough, strong enough or smart enough; but he worked at it and kept his eye on the goal.
He recommended writing a list of goals and posting it on a mirror so you can see it every day.
To help him in his CFL job, he has a picture of a Grey Cup ring on his cellphone that helps remind him of that goal.
“It’s a team effort, but I’ve got to make sure I do my part,? Bucknor said.[/b][url=http://www.thespec.com/news/local/article/925884--ticat-positive-role-model-for-black-youth]http://www.thespec.com/news/local/artic ... lack-youth[/url]