Mary Jane Besselink Inducted Into the KDSHOF

Below is a link to the article in the Whig Standard today about the induction of Mary Jane Besselink into the Kingston and District Sports Hall of Fame. Congratulations Mary Jane!!

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Kingston Police and Kingston Youth Strategy Event MAY 6

On Friday May 6, 2016 the Kingston Police and the Kingston Youth Strategy, will be hosting the second annual Youth Week basketball game in Springer Market Square. In 2015 this event brought together officer and local youth to compete in basketball games in front of hundreds of spectators behind Kingston City Hall. The event will take place from 4PM to 6PM in Springer Market Square. Two basketball courts will be constructed to provide local youth and officers opportunity to interact in a fun and sporting environment. Kingston police members will also be on-hand with police vehicles, displays and giveaways for children and youth. Entry to the event is completely free. Please come down to the event to meet some local officers, learn about the Kingston Youth Strategy, and support your local youth.
Here is the contact information for the officer in charge of the event.

Constable Josh Conner #341
Youth Programs Officer / YCJA Coordinator
Kingston Police
613-549-4660 ex 6341

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Basketball League Golf Tournament

As the weather begins to warm up and your thoughts turn to summer time activities, it is never too early to mark your calendars and book your spot in the “Pete” Petersen Memorial Golf Tournament. The date is Thursday July 7 and the location is the Colonnade Golf Course. Contact either Rick Hollywood at 613 539-6765,, or Roland Billings at 613 548-8790, to book your foursome into this fund raiser for our basketball league. zThe cost is $95 per person and teams of four preferred. Your fee includes green fees, two carts per foursome, a full course steak or chicken dinner and a prize table. Other reminders will be coming in the weeks ahead. Don’t procrastinate! Reserve your spot now! If you have prizes you wish to donate, please contact Rick or Roland to let them know.

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National Volunteer Week

April 10-16 is National Volunteer Week in Canada, so we wanted to take a moment to say thanks to the more than 100 volunteers that made our basketball league possible last season. To the thousands that have volunteered with the league that Pete built over our 61 year history, your commitment and belief in what Don Petersen started is testament to what volunteers can do to make a difference. The statement made on the Volunteer Canada web site is “Volunteers are the roots of strong communities”. You are the roots of our organization too.
To see most of our volunteers from last season holding the Volunteers Grow Communities Award presented to the league last April by the United Way, go to our Facebook page. To ALL of our volunteers, and the more than 12.7 million volunteers across Canada, thank you for making our communities better places to live through your actions.

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Five Guys Dine To Donate Results

On March 1 we had our second “Dine to Donate ” night with the downtown Five Guys Burgers and Fries location, and I am happy to announce that we raised $133 at the event. In total this season, adding in the corporate and customer donations, we have raised $359 for the league from this partnership. Our thanks to the Five Guys Corporate team, the staff at the downtown location, and especially to all of our league families and friends that came out to support the league at these events. Our discussions with Five Guys continue, and we hope to continue these fund raising events again next season.

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United Way Night With The Kingston Frontenacs

We have been asked to let you know about the following event. If you are looking for a way to finish off March Break week, celebrate the Kingston Frontenacs last regular season game, get discounted tickets AND help the United Way of Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington here is a way that you can do all of that with one click of your mouse. Click on the link, or paste it in your browser, and you will be directed to the web site where you can purchase a game ticket to see the Frontenacs play the Hamilton Bulldogs on Saturday March 19, and make a $5 per ticket contribution to the United Way. Tell your friends. See you there!!

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St. Lawrence College Small Ball Sessions

Below is a flyer for the St. Lawrence College Vikings Small Ball Program that will be running this spring. Here is the link to register:


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Five Guys Dine to Donate is Tonight!!

PetePetersen_Flyer_0316Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a delicious burger, share memories of the season and help make a donation to the basketball league. From 5-8 pm tonight, Five Guys Burgers and Fries on Princess Street will donate $1 from every burger sold back to our league. See you there!

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Annual Awards Banquet 2016

Here are the trophy winners from the 2016 banquet.


The Don “Pete” Petersen Trophy:

Little Guys: Shawn Hollywood
Little Gals : Amber Allport
Girls: Laurie Baird
Biddy: Colin Bowman and Stephanie Charlton
Graduate: Doreen Hoekstra

Sponsorships to the Queen’s Basketball Camp

Little Guys: Timothy Millar – Rebels
Little Gals : Marlina Reis – Monarchs
Girls: Kendra Baird – Comets
Biddy: Matthew Sutton – Suns
Graduate: Jack Mason – Warriors

The Referee’s Trophy: (coaches of the year)

Little Guys: Cory Hollywood and Amanda Becker – Tarheels
Little Gals: Ryan Vivian and Elinam Afidenyo – Rockers; Tom Dee – Tigers
Girls: Gillian White – Mercury
Biddy: Laurie Leeman and Louise Frink – Vikings
Graduate: Jamie Dawson – Hawks; Norm Larson – Celtics

The Guy Wells Trophy: Calista Payne – Storm; Carson Payne – Hawks

The Tony Pettitt Award: (non-coaching, adult volunteer): Lynne Mason

Holy Cross Secondary School Spring League and Summer Camps

Little Guys: Nathan Russell – Mustangs
Little Gals: Kayla Gendron – Rebels
Girls: Stella Wheeler – Dee – Comets
Biddy: Michael Burnett – Ravens
Graduate: Jonathan O’Neill – Heat

The Bill MacLeod Memorial Cup:

Little Guys: Drayton Purvis – Huskies
Little Gals: Alison Schick – Tigers
Girls: Sarah Morris – Sparks
Biddy: Jude Wheeler – Dee – Cavaliers
Graduate: Louis Grogan – Hawks

The Lenny Falcoa Award : TEAM OF THE YEAR

Little Guys: Wildcats
Little Gals: Monarchs
Girls: Sparks
Biddy: Raptors
Graduate: Bulls

Regiopolis Notre Dame Basketball Camp.

Little Guys: Mason Jang Rice – Wildcats
Little Gals: Mara Dee – Tigers
Girls: Emma Lake – Monarchs
Biddy: Evan Warren – Vikings
Graduate: Matt Donleavy – Hawks

Two Ball Champions :

Little Guys: Darcy English and Jacob Stelter
Little Gals: Jocelyn Knox and Randi Brown
Girls: Savanah Medley and Maddy Valyear
Biddy: Ben McGinnis and Michael Reid
Graduate: Flynn Larson and Casey Irvin

Two Ball Runners-up :

Little Guys: Noah Benoit and Matthew Mignault
Little Gals: Millie DeArruda and Sadie DeArruda
Girls: Calista Payne and Sydney Vallier
Biddy: Grady McAuley and Sam Playter
Graduate: Jacob Corby and Jonathan O’Neill

Trinity Van Heddegem Memorial AwardLittle Gals Rookie of the Year.

Cheyanne Yonik-Fenton – Rebels and Maggie McGriskin – Aztecs

The Gerry Besselink Award : Elinam Afidenyo and Cameron Hoekstra

St. Lawrence Basketball Camp Awards:

Little Guys: Hayden Hollywood – Tarheels
Little Gals: Cassey Stretch – Slammers
Girls: Kya Funk – Mercury
Biddy: David Henry – Grizzlies
Graduate: Jacob Corby – Celtics

The Bucky Spencer Memorial Free Throw Champions:

8 years: Otto French – Hoosiers; Rayne Davison – Lions
9 years: Jake Playter – Rebels ; Chloe Jarmin – Tigers
10 years: Noah Benoit – Wildcats; Sadie Watkins – Southward – Rebels
11 years; Zachary Flake – Raptors; Chloe Rook – Liberty
12 years: Matthew Sutton – Suns; Ryan Fuller- Pierce – Sparks
13 years: Sam Fowlow – Heat; Baylee White – Sting and Bridget Mignault – Liberty
14 years: Matthew Chodkowski – Heat;
15 Years: Isaiah Samuels – Bulls; Ella Muise – Liberty

Most Improved Players

Little Guys: Alexander Deboer – Wolfpack
Little Gals: Tatum Vallier – Rebels
Girls: Kiersten Bowman – Sting
Biddy: William LeBlanq – Vikings and Michael Reid – Raptors
Graduate: Nick Fellows – Bulls

Most Valuable Players

Little Guys: Kai Hughes – Jayhawks
Little Gals: Nayia Skourtis – Golden Gals
Girls: Bridget Mignault and Ella Muise – Liberty
Biddy: Sam Playter – Traheels and Josh Tan – Grizzlies
Graduate: Mike Rowsell – Sixers

Most Sportsmanlike Players

Little Guys: Hunter Green – Rebels
Little Gals: Abigail Vivian – Rockers and Abby Ows – Lions
Girls: Katie Spicer – Mercury
Biddy: Ben Espejo – Ravens and Christopher Kerstens – Cavaliers
Graduate: Zach O’Grady – Sixers

The Carm Londry Trophy

Little Guys: Brandon Tenenhouse – Wolfpack
Little Gals: Suzanne Pinder – Monarchs
Girls: Jordan Gray – Starzz
Biddy: Grady McAuley- Magic
Graduate: Anthony Couto – Celtics

Top Defensive Players

Little Guys: Owen Danby – Hoosiers
Little Gals: Riah Hornsby – Golden Gals
Girls: Madisen Benoit – Starzz
Biddy: T. J. Tapper – Suns
Graduate: Jaimal Naran – Warriors

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Today is Banquet Day!!!!

The Annual Awards Banquet and Hot Dog Feast is today!!! The planning is complete, the hall is ready, and we are ready for the event that wraps up our sixty first season of operation. The doors to Our Lady of Fatima Parish Hall (Division Street behind Performance Imports) open at noon and we will start serving food shortly after that. The official program will start just before 1 pm and we expect it to wrap up by 3 pm.

We will be using strobe lights for part of our opening so everyone should be aware of that. See you there!!

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