Last Friday, Mammoth Captain Dan Coates selected Stephanie Gonzales to be his first Coates Corner contest winner. Stephanie is a junior at Hidden Lake High School and was nominated by her teacher, Mark Belnay.
Belnay wrote, “Stephanie is someone who represents each and every student in our school, and as an alternative school, that says she stands for all those kids who have never been given the chance to be heard because they are seen as "less" than other students who have had the support and opportunities they have not.
“Stephanie is a young lady that has a heart the size of a small planet and refuses to think anything is special about her hard work or empathy. This award would put a smile on her face because it was something she did not expect, and this would act as an example for the other students in our school of what is possible when someone thinks more for others than they do for themselves.”
Along with Stephanie, Coates has selected two more students to be a part of Coates Corner and to sit in his seats at the Mammoth game this Saturday, Feb. 16. Stay tuned on the Mammoth website and social media pages to find out which students won.
If you know a student who is a driven leader and embodies kindness in action, you can still nominate them to sit in "Coates Corner"! Dan Coates will select up to three students to sit in his seats during one of the remaining 2019 Mammoth home games: Mar. 9, Mar. 23, Apr. 6, Apr. 12. To nominate, click here to fill out a contest submission form.