Burlington financial advisor seeks to boost community sports with award

A financial advisor from Burlington, Ontario, has been nominated for a coaching award and is seeking to use his selection to support youth sports in the local community. Steffen deGraaf has been recognised for working with financial clients during the day and then supporting and mentoring young athletes in the evening and on weekends, and was recently nominated for the AGF/CFL Community Coach of the Year award. 

The winner of the award will receive a $5,000 donation from AGF Investments to give to a charity of their choice. This grant is why deGraaf is keen to secure as many votes as possible and he already has a plan in place for the donation that will give back to the local community and support disadvantaged children from the area.

Should deGraaf win, the money will be donated to Burlington Minor Football Association (BMFA) to create a special fund to help local youths. The money will be used to help 12 children from financially challenged families participate in sports and be part of the team, covering expenses that their families may otherwise not have been able to pay.

Steffen deGraaf, Founder of Infinity Insurance and Investments, said, “Sports creates an opportunity for teamwork and being part of something bigger than yourself. Being part of a team can help give children a purpose and support them in developing a range of skills. Every child should have the opportunity to play a sport they love while making new friends, working towards achievements and being involved in their community. The $5,000 donation will go a long way and could make a huge difference to 12 children.”

deGraaf began coaching his own children almost a decade ago, and over the last ten years he has developed his skills through regular Professional Development Clinics, working towards his NCCP Certification in both Baseball and Football here in Canada. After three years coaching soccer he transitioned to baseball and football and in the past season coached both an Atom and PeeWee Football team.

The newly created AGF Community Coach of the Year award was just launched in 2016 to recognize financial planners and advisors who volunteer their time to coach an amateur sports team and promote dedication, sportsmanship and teamwork. The nominees have been narrowed down to five finalists across all of Canada and the public can vote until October 15 2016.  

To find out more about AGF Community Coach of the Year and vote for Steffen deGraaf visit  http://bit.ly/2bBeWna.

Steffen can also be contacted directly by e-email at stef@iiis.ca or by phone at 1-800-303-7196. 

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Steffen deGraaf is an experienced insurance and investment professional for the last 14 years and founded the successful company Infinity Insurance and Investments. He has spent a decade coaching and mentoring children in soccer, baseball and football in Burlington, Ontario.   

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