Two young Colorado Avalanche players, Cale Makar and Tyson Jost, hosted a TeamFIT event for a local elementary school.
Colorado Avalanche youngsters Cale Makar and Tyson Jost took part in a community outreach program earlier in the month. The pair headed over to an elementary school to work with the kids on fitness as part of the Team FIT program.
These boys had some fun — in some instances, it looked like they might be having more fun than the elementary school kids.
I mean, Cale *never* smiles and Tyson *never* hams it up, yet here they are doing just that:
Now, one of the things we’ve all noticed about Makar is that he’s one rosy-cheeked boy. He’s just one of those individuals whose cheeks turn red all the time. It’s a condition that doctors can treat, by why would they in Cale’s case?
Anyway, our stud rookie admitted the truth of the situation:
Aw, I don’t know why Makar would be nervous. I think it might be his first TeamFIT event, but he eventually took it over.
First, though, the ever-shy and reserved Jost put himself in charge:
Ah, youth. Look at how high Jost’s legs got! I can tell you from experience it’s not easy to kick your legs up that high. Even some of the kids struggled — I guess being a professional athlete has its perks.
Apparently that taste of power went right to Tyson’s head:
What a task master! But the kids seem to be enjoying the heck out of being bossed around by one upstart hockey player.
Meanwhile, Makar decided to get in on the bossy action. His group of kids got tasked with doing burpees.
Full confession — I’ve never done a burpee. They do not sound fun. However, a friend of mine in Australia did a host of them as a fundraiser for the koalas, who’ve lost their habitats. (If you can donate, please do.)
Anyway, back to our Avs players and Makar’s love of burpees:
This reminds me of when Cale Makar did the prospect camp on easy mode while everyone else was dying.
Meanwhile, Coach Jost is…less intense than Coach Cale:
What a goofball.
So, after the fitness events, the littler kiddos got to ask the big kiddos some questions. They asked about their tenure as hockey players. Cale misunderstood the question, and Tyson forgot how long he’s been with the Avs.
This one needs no explanation:
Cale Makar is just such a happy guy!
After working with the elementary school students, Cale and Tyson showed that they really are just big kids. They found some basketballs and decided to play some hoops.
Around that time, Nazem Kadri had attended a Denver Nuggets game and had done a free throw during halftime. He’s accounted an avid basketball fan. He answered the call:
I love how the Colorado Avalanche players are so willing to get out into the community. They’re really building relationships, which helps grow the game.
The Avs practiced for the first time since the start of the bye week and All Star break yesterday and again this morning. Starting tomorrow, it’s back to business as usual. However, I’m sure the players will still take time o
ut of their days to reach out to the community in these and other events.