CASSIDY WAIT

2017 GRINDSTONE RECIPIENT

AGE: 17
HOMETOWN: NORTH VANCOUVER
ASSOCIATED TEAM: FRASER VALLEY RUSH
LEVEL: MAJOR MIDGET

GOALS: TO PLAY UNIVERSITY HOCKEY.

MAJOR MIDGET

Level

FRASER VALLEY RUSH

Team

17

Age

SHE LOVES THE SMELL
OF A FRESH SHEET OF ICE...

we asked

Why is it important for Cassidy to play hockey?

the response

"HOCKEY IS THE FUEL FOR HER LIFE, IT IS WHAT IGNITES HER ON A DAILY BASIS. SHE LIVES, BREATHES AND IF SHE COULD - SHE WOULD EAT HOCKEY, IF THE RIGHT LETTERS COULD BE FOUND IN A BOWL OF SPAGHETTIOS OR CEREAL"

~ Denise Wait, Mother

Delaney Collins

Head Coach of Hockey Canada's U-18 Team

What can you say about Cassidy’s work ethic and what do you think the future holds for her?

"Cassidy is a role model for all she has had to overcome. That is why she is a leader on our team. Our coaching staff is very proud of her. She is a solid two-way player and contributes in many different ways. She has scored some big goals for our team and also played suffocating defense when we needed it most. The future hold great things for Cassidy as a young adult, leader and athlete."

~ Delaney Collins, Head Coach of Hockey Canada’s U-18 Team

we asked

What struggles have you faced to keep Cassidy in the game?

the response

"IT HASN'T BEEN ONE EVENT, BUT MULTIPLE EVENTS THAT HAVE HIT US OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, IT PUTS LIFE INTO PERSPECTIVE. WE FOUND OURSELVES IN A PRECARIOUS FINANCIAL POSITION, WITH VERY LIMITED FUNDS, LIVING ONE DAY AT A TIME."

~ Denise Wait, Mother

we asked

What does hockey mean to your family?

the response

OUR PREVIOUS HOMES ANSWERING MACHINE MESSAGE WAS "HI, YOU HAVE REACHED THE WAIT'S, WE ARE UNABLE TO COME TO THE PHONE RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE WE ARE EITHER PLAYING HOCKEY, WATCHING HOCKEY OR TALKING ABOUT HOCKEY, PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE AND WE WILL TRY TO GET BACK TO YOU BEFORE THE END OF THE SEASON".

~ Denise Wait, Mother

Picture of Cassidy receiving
Grindstone Grant, Fall 2017.

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