Seven finalists are up for the 2010 BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award, one of whom is former Santa Fe RoadRunner and University of Denver senior Brandon Vossberg.
The award, given annually to the college hockey player what most personifies community spirit through leadership, effort and time, will be named on April 9 at Ford Field in Detroit.
The following brief bio on Vossberg was provided by the Hockey Humanitarian Award administration:
"For three seasons running, the St. Paul, Minn., native has been the recipient of his team’s Most Active in Community Service Award. A two-time WCHA All Academic Team member, Vossberg earns equally high marks when it comes to giving. As a high school and junior player, Vossberg donated his time whenever possible to worthy causes, such as Habitat for Humanity and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. He even bagged groceries to raise money for local charities. Since arriving at DU, Vossberg has volunteered at Denver’s Children’s Hospital during the holidays, volunteering at the hospital’s “Make-a-Wish” store. He has also worked with the Starlight Starbright Foundation, which helps better the lives of terminally ill children. In his “spare” time, Vossberg coaches through the Denver youth hockey program, and has lent a hand to the RBC Skate for Kids program. This spring, he intends to work with The Bridge Project, which helps inner city kids in the Denver area achieve their academic potential and graduate from high school."
Vossberg appeared in Topeka and skated in the First Annual RoadRunners Alumni Game in September 2009.