Mudmoiselle Run September 17th

CCS Mudmoiselle 5 x 94We have been asked to pass this information along. The second annual Mudmoiselle Run for the Canadian Cancer Society is on September 17th and they have added a new event this year for boys and girls 5-14. Here are the details – it looks like a fun event, and a great way to support the Canadian Cancer Society!

2nd Annual – Saturday, September 17th, 2016. This year the event includes a mini mudder for both girls and boys ages 5-14! Get registered on line, at our office or at Canadian Black Belt Centres for mini mudder!
Friday, Sept 16 – new this year, Mudmoiselle Co-ed High School Challenge. Students-Register on line!

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Tick Tock

Three weeks from today (September 10, 2016) is Registration 2016! One of the most asked questions that we get around registration is “What time do I have to be there to register?”. While it is true that in the past some hearty souls have camped out overnight to be first in line, that is not necessary, but needing to get there early is a fact. Space is limited, and we register on a first come, first served basis. Most years we will be full on the day of registration, other years you could walk in at 10:25 and register in some divisions. We can’t give you a definitive answer on time. I will promise that we will have the coffee on early, and access to the washrooms will be available early too.

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Activity Sequence

With Registration a mere 23 days away we wanted to give you the time line of league activities as we start the season.

Saturday September 10 – Registration Day
September 12-15 – Player evaluations for registered players in each division. This is a very important process and we need players to attend. Players will practice in their age group within each division and will be evaluated for their skills. This is done so that we can build balanced teams. A full schedule will be given out at registration and published here after evaluation.
September 21 – Coaches meeting – teams are given out to our coaches and players will be notified what team they are on, and when their practice will be held, in the days following that meeting.
September 26-29 – Team Practices by Division
October 3-6 – Games begin by Division.

Game Nights for 2016-17 (also the nights for evaluations and practices):
Graduate Division (boys 13-15) Monday Nights at Ecole Cathedrale
Biddy Division (boys 11-12) Monday Nights at St. Pat’s
Little Guys Division (boys 8-10)Tuesday Nights at St. Pat’s
Girls Division (girls 11-14) Wednesday Nights at St. Pat’s
Little Gals Division (girls 8-10) Thursday Nights at St. Pat’s

All ages above are the age that the player will be on April 1, 2017

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Over the next few weeks we will share some of the posters that were on display at our year end banquet on our Facebook page and Twitter account. We hope these will give you some insight into our program. Our league motto is “Basketball Just For The Fun of it”, and the smiles on these faces certainly convey that, but first and foremost we are a basketball league. We don’t keep standings or have playoffs, we do keep score, we do teach fundamentals, and our focus is on teaching players how much fun the game can be. Registration is September 10- 25 days from now! See you there!

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St. Lawrence College Exhibition Game

The St. Lawrence College men’s basketball team will be playing an exhibition game on Tuesday August 23 against the Division II Northwood University Timberwolves. The T-Wolves have a lineup featuring 7’2″ Enrico di Coste from Vicenza Italy, along with seven other players over 6’5″. This should be an exciting contest, and a real challenge for the Vikings. Game time is 7pm and the game is FREE. See you there!

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Pete Petersen Spirit Award

We have been asked to announce the winner of the Pete Petersen Spirit Award by the family. This year the award goes to Elinam Afidenyo. Here is what was posted on the Spirit Award Facebook Page:
“Congratulations to this year’s award winner Elinam Afidenyo !
Eli is heading to Lakehead University for Nursing where she will represent the schools wrestling team.
This young lady has a been involved in the” Pete” Petersen Basketball League formally known as the Knights of Columbus Basketball League since the age of 10, as a player, and most recently as a coach and scorekeeper.
Her outside community envolment’s include the Boys and Girls Club,
Upward Sports through the church, the Tag group through Kingston Frontenac Public Libraries while still maintaining a good academic standing. With Eli’s faith in God, dedication to sports and love of kids she was the perfect choice this year for the Don “Pete” Petersen Memorial award. Congratulations and Good Luck with your future endeavours Eli, Pete would be proud !”
Let me add my personal congratulations to Eli. She was an enthusiastic player and coach throughout her time with the league and I wish her well at Lakehead. She will be great addition to the University. WELL DONE!!

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We are now on Twitter!

Follow league news as it happens in 140 characters or less by following us on our twitter account Pete Petersen Ball, @ppbballleague. Detailed postings will continue to be posted here and at our Facebook page , but this will allow another method for letting our followers and those interested in the league to hear what is going on.

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Dan Wannemacher

We join the rest of the Kingston Community in mourning the passing of Dan Wannemacher last week. Dan was a great supporter of our programme, and he believed in what we are doing in the league. He and Ruth were very generous with both their time, and their donations to help us be successful for the children in the community. Here are the details of the visitation and funeral arrangements.

Daniel Jacob Wannemacher
WANNEMACHER, Daniel Jacob – Owner of Kingston Family Fun World & Putt n’ Blast Passed away on Friday, July 22nd, 2016. Beloved husband of Ruth. Proud and loving Dad of Patricia, Evelyn and Hilary. Dear son of Shirley Wannemacher (the late Hilary) of Ohio, USA. Brother of Meg Garnett (Rod), Lisa Myers, Jeff Wannemacher and Sarah Tiefenthaler (Dave). Brother-in-law of Tim Kirkby (Susan), Julie Kirkby (Don), Ted Kirkby (Dawn) and Bob Kirkby. Son-in-law of Donald Spence. Dan will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family, many friends and truly amazing team, past and present, at Kingston Family Fun World and Putt n’ Blast. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at ROBERT J. REID & SONS – THE CHAPEL ON THE CORNER , 309 Johnson Street (at Barrie St.) on Wednesday, July 27th from 1 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, July 28th in ST. MARY’S CATHEDRAL , 279 Johnson Street, at 10 o’clock in the morning. Reception to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations in memory of Dan to Special Olympics – Kingston Community would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online guestbook available at

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Registration 2016

Wow! It is hard to believe that a mere eight weeks from today is registration day for the 2016 -17 season of the Pete Petersen Basketball League! Mark Saturday September 10 in your calendars, on your refrigerators, on your phone, ipad and any other device that reminds you of places that you need to be.

Date: Saturday September 10, 2016
Place: St. Patrick School, 158 Patrick Street
Time: 9-10:30am (don’t forget that space is limited)
Cost: $10 for the season
All ages are the age that the player will be on April 1, 2017
Little Guys – Boys 8-10 (Tuesday nights)
Biddy – Boys 11-12 (Monday nights)
Graduate – Boys 13-15 (Monday nights at Ecole Cathedrale)
Little Gals – girls 8-10 (Thursday nights)
Girls – girls 11-14 (Wednesday nights)
All games at St. Pat’s with the exception of the Graduate Division.

Proof of age for the player required to register.

THERE IS NO ONLINE OR PRE REGISTRATION. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. If you cannot be there, someone else can register your child for you, and you will then need to sign the permission form prior to the player participating in any activities.


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Basketball Camps

I just got back from the St. Lawrence Basketball camp after watching the Week Two participants, many of whom, are from our program.They were going through three on three rotations and finished the morning with a spirited game of bump with campers and instructors sharing in the fun.
I was glad to see a good mix of instruction, and also an activity before lunch that was a great reminder of how much fun the game we love can be. I was also reminded that we are so very fortunate in this area to have the opportunity that we do, to allow children to get to camps. The commitment of the coaches, administrators and instructors at St. Lawrence College, Queen’s University, Holy Cross Secondary School and Regiopolis Notre Dame is to be commended. They are not only providing an opportunity to learn, they are putting their instructors in positions of leadership in the sports community. Each camp offers something for players to work on, and as a wise man who founded a basketball league in town once told me, there is no substitute for what you learn about the game and yourself every time you step on the court! Thank you to all of you who make this happen every summer! RB

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