Lead Volunteer – Photographer
NCCP Level 2 Coach
Currently employed as a Production Manager in the Publishing Industry, Rick has donated countless hours to MJKO as our in house Photographer. Avidly pursuing photographic imagery, he recently obtained his certificate of photography from Ryerson University. If you have seen a great photo of one of participants, then you have seen Rick’s gift. He has been capturing all of our special moments since 2012. In 2014, he helped shoot, edit and publish our first ever MJKO Training Manual. This was a huge milestone in the work we do. Mr. Bender has an accomplished boxing past, as a competitor, coach and is currently a National Level Official under the direction of Boxing Canada. He completed the Toronto Foundation’s Playing for Keeps Volunteer Ambassador training delivered by George Brown in 2015. He holds a valid CPR and FUNdamental Sports Movement Skills certification. He is a NCCP Level 2 Boxing Coach.