For his tireless community service efforts, Clay Van Diest of the
Portage Terriers has been Manitoba Pork Peak Performer for the Month of
Van Diest, 20, is a firm believer in giving back to his community and the fans of the Terriers.
“Clay is active in the community and has participated in the Terry
Fox Run, volunteered for Manitoba Heart and Stroke Association, United
Way, Cancer Care Manitoba and the Portage Jingle Bell Breakfast,” MJHL
Commissioner Kim Davis said of Van Diest’s selection.
“Clay truly understands what it means to give back to the community.
Clay has also volunteered to read at schools in surrounding communities
such as Austin, Treherne and MacGregor, as well as nearby Hutterite
communities and schools in Portage la Prairie.”
Van Diest, who patrols the blueline for the Terriers, hails from
Helena, Mt. His community efforts have not gone unnoticed by his
“Clay sets a very good example for his younger teammates as well as for all youth in the community,” said Davis
“Clay is a true ambassador of the Terriers and the MJHL. He’s a
worthy winner of this award. The MJHL and Manitoba Pork Council
congratulate Clay on his award.”
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)