The Capitals Vezina Trophy winning goalie spent part of his Wednesday visiting with inner city youth living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Holtby stopped by the Saskatoon Trial Council’s White Buffalo Youth Lodge to speak to the kids, and play a little ball hockey.
Holtby has worked with a number of Saskatoon groups to raise money for worthy causes. In addition, this past season he sponsored “Holtby’s Heroes”, where young leaders in the inner city earned the opportunity to go to a Saskatoon Blades game with a friend (and a chaperone) and receive special “Holtby’s Heroes” t-shirts and more, compliments of Braden.
Giving back to the community has always been important to Braden. “The passion of hockey and sport in general can affect everyone and I’m just honored to have the ability to have some of these kids come out to a game and enjoy it.” Holtby said.
Holtby is currently taking some time off to relax after a long NHL season. He said he will begin working with his goalie coach in August to prepare for the World Cup of Hockey where he will represent Canada.
By Jon Sorensen