Jarret Reid: Paying it Forward

Jarret Reid knows that taking success for granted can be among one of the worst things someone can do. Jarret also knows that a true marker for success is not what an individual has achieved, but what he or she has contributed to the world around them. If you were to ask yourself today what you’ve done to improve a person’s life other than your own, what would the answer be? Jarret believes that as long as you’ve helped one person improve once a day, then you’ve done more than anyone else could ask of you. Not everyone is fortunate or stable enough to be able to contribute, Jarret however, is lucky enough to be one of those people. In the world of hockey, it is often misconstrued as a brutal sport that focuses on savagery more than good will. Jarret says this cannot be further from the truth, and that comradery is key to building a successful team. He applies this philosophy off the ice as well, by contributing both his time and money to charitable groups.

Jarret Reid knows that not everyone has been as fortune as he has. He also understands that many great talents can be lost simply because someone never taps into their gift. This is why Jarret stays active in programs that help those less fortunate than himself. Jarret actively volunteers and donates to both United Way, a coalition of charities, as well as the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Everyone has their own obstacles to overcome, and Jarret knows that a bit of a helping hand can go a long way, which is why he hopes his contributions to charitable groups will set an example for fellow hockey players and coaches like himself.

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