Hearts N' Hockey: Bulls promote healthy living

Jan 29, 2013 - 11:30 EST
Written By: Sweetland, Josh

(Photo Credit: Jerome Lessard/The Intelligencer/QMI Agency)

BELLEVILLE, ON - Junior hockey players are always on the go. For Austen Brassard, Jake Worrad, Jordan Subban and Daniil Zharkov, an active day got even busier on Tuesday morning when the four visited Holy Rosary Catholic School in Belleville to promote active living to the student body.

With the upcoming Hearts N' Hockey Night on February 16th in support of the battle against Heart Disease and Stroke, the Bulls are doing their part to promote active living and a healthy heart, two of the biggest weapons to prevent such destructive health issues.

"As role models in our community, these guys realize their role in informing today's children of the importance of keeping your heart healthy," said Bulls Community Events Coordinator Erica Holgate. "It's been a great experience to see how intently the kids listen to these four players and the amount of fun they're having in a school assembly. It certainly doesn't happen everyday!"

Brassard, Worrad, Subban and Zharkov each spoke on how they implement activity into their day and even jumped rope in front of the school before selecting several students to participate.

The Bulls will be wearing specialty themed jerseys at Hearts N' Hockey Night on Saturday, February 16th when they host the Sudbury Wolves at 7:05pm. Fans can also purchase personalized hearts to be sold at the Bulls Box Office and Pro Shop beginning January 30th. Hearts will cost $2 each or three for $5 and will be placed on the wall around the main concourse of the Yardmen Arena. These hearts can be customized with thoughts and comments for loved ones. Proceeds will be going directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Visit the Bulls Box Office or the Pro Shop starting Wednesday and get your personalized heart this week!