Today was Wayne Simmonds' Road Hockey Warriors tournament, and judging by just how active not only his Twitter but even Sportchek's was, it looks like it was a success.
This is what @W_R_H_W is about. Inspiring the youth to reach their hockey dreams. pic.twitter.com/aYwuxXOnnr— Wayne Simmonds (@Simmonds17) July 9, 2016
Loved talking @W_R_H_W & the increase in girls. Thanks to Allie for sharing why she loves the game! #WRHW2016 pic.twitter.com/7VFjGLWSmy— Wayne Simmonds (@Simmonds17) July 9, 2016
(That little girl has excellent fashion sense!)
Simmonds' focus on giving back to the neighborhood he grew up in is awesome - and it makes it all the better that he's there himself to meet the kids who look up to him.
A great day at @W_R_H_W and still plenty left! Wayne and his buddies take the floor shortly on Snapchat pic.twitter.com/7DOCAjfBwd— Sport Chek (@SportChek) July 9, 2016
Well, him and a whole lot of other awesome hockey players:
Game time! Thanks to all the male and female players that came to @W_R_H_W & Councillor Thompson for the kind words! pic.twitter.com/fCLx46Byug— Wayne Simmonds (@Simmonds17) July 9, 2016
(Ronald McDonald just creeping on the back is... it's something. I'm not sure what it is, but it's definitely noticeable. And kind of amazing!)
Simmonds had some strong parting words as well as the day came to an end:
Love meeting the next generation of hockey players at @W_R_H_W. Thank you to all the young athletes. #WRHW16 pic.twitter.com/CWVELCOYCl— Wayne Simmonds (@Simmonds17) July 9, 2016
It's more than showing up. Get involved. Coach the next wave of players. #WRHW2016 pic.twitter.com/jCCT98l8w2— Wayne Simmonds (@Simmonds17) July 9, 2016
It's awesome to see Simmonds leading by example with this day.