Pownal Manager Recognized Nationally
Posted By: JFDOUCET
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Bill Butler of the Pownal Red Devils was recognized on Sunday night at the RBC Cup as the PEI winner of the RBC Local Hockey Leaders award (www.rbclocalhockeyleaders.com). Along with national recognition, a local minor hockey cause of his choosing will receive $10,000 in funding, he will be able to submit a team in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay, and a few more perks. Bill was nominated by his wife, Patricia, who cited his 14 years of involvement with Pownal Minor Hockey as a coach, manager, and committee chair as well as his contributions to the initiation of the Pownal Sports Centre dual-rink project and the creation of the Minor Junior Red Devils.
He has been involved with the Red Devils for 5 of the 6 seasons that they have been in the league and has contributed greatly to the league as a whole. In all of the years he's been involved I cannot remember him ever missing a meeting. His interest in the game is obvious, you can always find Bill in the rink, even after his team has been eliminated from the playoffs.
On behalf of the Minor Junior league, I would like to congratulate Bill on this deserving award. It is nice to see volunteers go beyond the call of duty to help others, and it is even more satifsying to see them get recognized for it. We have been fortunate to have such a strong leader in our league.