There’s a right way for athletes to do community service….and a wrong way. Bo Levi Mitchell has done ’em both.
“When I originally got here in 2012…I was a little bit in the wrong. More or less try to show face at a bunch of them, trying to be at every one that I could and just to say I was here, i was here, I was here.” That changed with a sit down with then assistant coach Dave Dickenson. “The one thing he taught me was find something you can truly make a difference in. Don’t just show face, don;t just show up in different places, find something that you can attach your face to and make a difference in.”
Taking that advice to heart has led to two straight Herm Harrison awards, honouring the Stampeder who makes the biggest difference in community work, Mitchell has a lengthy resume in that department, from his Mithchell’s Miracle Day to his work on the board of Boys and Girls Clubs, and a whole lot in between.
“I had a very good foundation of parents teaching me right from wrong, and telling me that it was important no matter how much you do on the field, that it’s a platform in order to project other things….you have a voice.”
The community hears that voice loud and clear. Thanks Bo, for what you do and why you do it.