For Moose Jaw’s Brandi Kuntz, it’s resulted in a special award from the Fountain Tire 3 Stars program.
Kuntz was honoured at a recent Warriors game after being nominated as a community star at the website FountainTire3Stars.com. The program has been developed as a search for unsung heroes and seeks to honour a local citizen who has gone above and beyond to make their community a better place as well as showing a spirit of volunteerism, humanitarianism and generosity.
Kuntz was publicly recognized at the Mar. 1 game against the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
“Whether through big actions or small sentiments, people in our communities are taking action to help others, give back and make a difference,” said Denise Gohl-Eacrett, director, brand and customer experience at Fountain Tire in a press release. “We’re proud to profile these community ‘stars’ and give them the recognition they deserve.”
Members of the public were invited to nominate their community stars at the website beginning in January. Winners were selected from a pool of peer nominations in 20 participating communities across Canada and are being honoured by local Fountain Tire store owners and their local Western Hockey League or Ontario Hockey League team during exclusive game-time presentations throughout March.
“Brandi is known to always have a smile on her face and a positive attitude no matter what she has going on,” read the nomination for Kuntz, a fitness instructor, personal trainer and mom of two (soon to be three). “Her welcoming approach and heart of gold have a tremendous impact on all those around her.”
The WHL is more than happy to support the program, said commissioner Ron Robison
“The Fountain Tire 3 Stars winners have made a meaningful impact, behind the scenes, in their communities,” he said. “Just as we award stars to the top three players who had outstanding performances on the ice during a hockey game, we’ve awarded stars to those with outstanding achievements in the community.”