(Boise, ID) - For the first time, two players were awarded the Bill Campbell Community Service Award for the Idaho Steelheads.Defensemen Cody Lampl and Steve Oleksy were each honored for their community work during the 2010-2011 season prior to Idaho's game against Ontario on Friday.Lampl accepted his award in front of a sellout crowd. Oleksy is currently on loan to Lake Erie of the American Hockey League.The teammates share the award for their commitment to youth mentoring at Boise's Frank Church High School, the city's alternative high school. The two visited the school on their own time all season long, helping to mentor and tutor students. Along with the time the two spent at Frank Church, both visited a number of local elementary schools throughout the season and both volunteered an afternoon in February to hand out food to needy people in the Treasure Valley through the Freedom Resource Center in Nampa.Oleksy also participated in the Steelheads' partnership with the JA & Katheryn Albertson Foundations "Go On" campaign, promoting the importance of education after high school.Lampl also won the award last season. The award is selected by the team's front office, based on community involvement.Previous Bill Campbell Community Service Award, which bridges Idaho's time in the WCHL and ECHL, winners for the Idaho Steelheads:2009-10: Cody Lampl2008-09: Travis Wight2007-08: Travis Wight2006-07: Scott Burt2005-06: Scott Burt2004-05: Ben Keup2003-04: Blair Allison2002-03: Jeremy Mylymok2001-02: Dan Shermerhorn
Lampl, Oleksy share Bill Campell Community Award
Friday, March 25th
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