Dave Russell

Builder - David Russell
David Russell

Dave Russell came from a family of lacrosse players in Fergus,
Ontario, where he played through the junior level and in Huntsville for
the Senior Hawks. He continued his love of sports by sponsoring the
Huntsville Pee Wee team for 30 years plus, a tradition, which his family
is carrying on. He was also the trainer and assistant coach for at least
15 lacrosse teams. Dave ran the town House League for 2 years and
played a big role in any championship tournament that Huntsville
At one of the high school renovations, Dave took all the old lockers and
sold them off, donating the proceeds to minor lacrosse. Many a young
player honed their passing and catching skills against a concrete wall
that he built behind the old arena. There are probably many other
projects that were of benefit to the community – he just did what was
needed and never looked for any recognition for himself.
Dave was inducted in the HUNTSVILLE SPORTS HALL OF FAME IN