Mick Ferras has been helping athletes in various sports at all levels in the community for decades. He graduated from the recreation and leadership program at Conestoga College in 1980 and began looking for a job. After speaking with a friend, Brian Cheevers, Ferras applied to W. Ross Macdonald School in Brantford. He was hired as a residence counsellor, teaching blind and deafblind students life skills, while running evening recreation programs. Ferras was also involved with the phys-ed department, run by John Howe, who became a mentor. Over the past couple of decades, Ferras has been instrumental in pushing the sport forward. He has been involved in various roles as Ontario men’s teams have won 13 national championships and the women’s teams have won 15.