One year has passed since the Highland Wildcats lost one of the family.
A year ago today, one of the Wildcats founding members, Bette Paulin, passed away from Ovarian Cancer. Since then, the club and family and friends of Bette have raised over £1000 for Maggie’s Highland. The organisation renamed its volunteer of the year award in her name at the BLITZ AWARDS 2014. And throughout the year, kind words flooded in from all of the UK and across the globe speaking of Bette’s contribution to the game of American football and how much she cared for the young people she aimed to help.
“After she passed away there was a great spirit of everybody pulling together. Everybody did their part to try to take up the many roles she took on at The Blitz,” said Robbie Paulin, Bette’s son and also coach of the Highland Wildcats. “The organisation will never be the same without her, and a year on we all still miss her. But the example that she set, the structure she formed and even little quirky things she put in place, still live on with the volunteers that stepped into her shoes. I hope this team spirit and enjoyment will keep up as we head into the Highland Academy Community League this weekend – which she would have loved by the way! I know she would be so proud of what the Wildcats achieved in the last year and she would want everybody to keep ‘working their arses off’ and having the time of their lives!”
Below are links to Bette’s Award at the BLITZ AWARDS 2014 and her tribute video.
Link to Money for Maggie’s article
Link to Bette’s facebook gallery