When Derek Boogaard and his younger brother, Aaron, thought about what they could do to pass on their NHL knowledge on to young kids, they did what appeared most sensible to them: host a camp dedicated to teaching kids how to fight. Derek and Aaron host a fight clinic which is open to kids 12-18 in their hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan.
“We’re showing them the little things that would help them out, rather than them learning the hard way and getting hurt.”
There is nothing better than professional athletes going out and doing what they can to help make their community a better place. The only drawback is by the time these young men are old enough to utilize the skills learned at the camp, when they get to the NHL, fighting will most likely be banned in the game. Oh well. At least they will never get their ass kicked in a bar fight. And, for that, they can thank the Brothers Boogaard.