“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” Albert Pike.
The Knights of Columbus Basketball League will be operating under a new name starting this coming season. It will now be known as the “Pete” Petersen Basketball League, in recognition of the league founder Don “Pete” Petersen, who passed away one year ago today. Our belief in the ideals that Pete lived by is still in place with the people running the program, as is our commitment to continuing to give the children of the community a safe place to learn and play the game of basketball. From the first day Pete opened the gym of St. Pat’s School and encouraged the children at the school and the neighbourhood to come in and play basketball, this has been his league. The league is his lasting legacy, and we want to make sure that the next generations of players understand his impact on the basketball community in Kingston. We are all positive about the name change, and look forward to the opportunity this represents. We are excited to have a new group of players grow up in the league that Pete built, playing under his name, and learning how much fun the game can be. We ask that you share this post within your networks. We will make the web site and Facebook page name changeover following registration to minimize the confusion for people seeking information about that day.
It was Don “Pete” Petersen’s wish that a special award be set up in his memory for graduating high school students with a connection to his basketball league. His family has done that, and the details of how to apply, and the selection criteria are contained in the information below. This is not an award given out by the league, so any inquiries about it should be directed to Pete’s family through the contact information below.
Don “ Pete ” Petersen Spirit Memorial Award
This award was established in Memory of the late Donald “Pete” Petersen founder of the Knights of Columbus Basketball League. Since 1955 the League has given the given the youth of Kingston and the surrounding area the opportunity to learn the game of basketball under the “Just for the Fun of it” atmosphere. Pete was a positive influence for tens of thousands of young people, inspiring many of them to stay with the league as volunteers long after their playing days ended. To continue Pete’s lifetime legacy of giving to the community, the family has established an award of
$ 1000.00 annually to be given to a graduating student continuing post-secondary education who has a history with the Knights of Columbus Basketball League, accomplishments in community volunteer work, school activities, academics, and promising career aspirations who will make a difference in the lives of others, as he did it!
All applications must be completed in full and submitted by the application deadline of July 10th, .2015. in order to be considered by the selection committee.
Applications can be picked up at any of the area high schools or at Walker-Payne Insurance 1335 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario ,Info also at Facebook ; Don Pete Petersen Spirit Award
Your application must be emailed / mailed or dropped off to Bridget Walker-Payne C/O Walker-Payne Insurance @ 1335 Princess St., Kingston, Ontario, K7M3E3, or email bridget@bridgetwalker-Payne.com By July 10th, 2015.
Tonight at the Ambassador Hotel, the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards were presented to a large gathering in the main ballroom. In total, people representing 1676 years of volunteer service from our area were recognized with volunteer pins and certificates for their commitment to their community organizations. We are proud to announce that this year the province recognized five of our league volunteers. Sean Murphy (20 years), Rick Hollywood (15 years), Heather Hollywood (15 years), Gloria DeMatos (15 years) and Rob VanHeddegem (15 years). Congratulations to our recipients, and to all of the many long service volunteers in the community that were recognized.
This is a reminder that there is still time to enter your team in the first annual Don “Pete” Petersen Golf Tournament, which will be held on Friday July 3 at the Inverary Golf and Country Club. Cost for the tournament is $95 per person and includes 2 carts per foursome, your green fees, a prize table and a steak or chicken dinner following the round. The deadline for entries is Monday June 29. To register your foursome please contact Rick Hollywood at 613 539-6765, or the Inverary Golf and Country Club. All proceeds from this event will go to the basketball league.
Over the weekend John Capobianco renewed our web site domain name for another three years. John is a former player and coach in the league, and even though he is now working in Ottawa, he maintains his connection to the league. As you visit this web site, look around and see the work that John has done for the league. He created this web site for us and continues to be a huge help in maintaining it. THANKS JOHN!
This weekend Sarah Barnes joined the executive of the basketball league. Sarah has been a volunteer with us since the 2012-2013 season as a coach and referee. She brings with her a long history of basketball experience, including work with the national team, but most of all, she brings a love of the game, and a passion for working with children. Thanks for joining us Sarah!
We received this notification from Lori Bark yesterday. Lori is the mother of Tyler, a former player in our program, and he is organizing a fund raising event at the Queen’s main gym on June 6. Here is what was sent to us. As with other events of this type, I need to say that this is not a Knights of Columbus Basketball League event.
KOFC KINGSTON WE NEED YOUR HELP~~~My son Tyler who played for the KOFC is putting on a event to help a family in need ….~~~SAVE THE DATE ~~~MONDAY JUNE 8TH @6;00 AT QUEENS IN THE BIG SUNKEN IN GYM AT THE ARC~~~WE WILL BE HOLDING A FUNDRAISER BASKETBALL GAME~STUDENTS AGAINST QECVI STAFF AND ALUMNI ~THE COST TO PLAY IS $20.00 AND $3.00 TO WATCH OR A FAMILY PASS OF $10.00 . THIS FUNDRAISER IS TO HELP OFFSET MEDICAL COSTS FOR MRS.BELFERS FAMILY AS THEY ARE TAKING HER SON TO NORTH CAROLINA FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT WHICH IS NOT COVERED BY OHIP ….THERE WILL BE 15 SPOTS FOR PLAYERS AND 15 SPOTS FOR ALUMNI AND OR TEACHERS….PLEASE COME OUT AND SUPPORT MRS.BELFERS FAMILY AS SHE SUPPORTS ALL OF OUR KIDS~~~
We received this message from Queen’s University yesterday.
Don’t forget, Friday is a PA DAY. Register your child for one of our PA DAY Q-Camps at gogaelsgo.com/camps
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We hope you had a fantastic long weekend. We wanted to remind everyone that this Friday is a PA DAY for children in the Kingston and Queen’s Athletics & Recreation is pleased to offer two PA DAY Camps.
Our one-day mini Q-Camps for ActiveFUN Campers (ages 5-7) and general sports campers (ages 8-13) are designed to help your children develop friendships, athletic skills, and most of all have FUN!
Register for Q-Camps now.
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PA DAY Q-Camps
Q-Camps not only teach sports skills, but intend to help campers learn positive attitudes while encouraging teamwork, cooperation and fair play. All campers are encouraged to lead a healthy and active lifestyle while gaining positive self-esteem.
Congratulations to Andrew Harris and Miles Brackenbury, this weeks Community Champions on CKWS Television. Andrew and Miles were the referees for all of the games in the Little Gals Division this season and are very deserving of this recognition. Our thanks too to the players that were interviewed for the piece- great job girls!
If you missed the feature put together by Nikki Jhutti Friday night it can be found on the CKWS web site. The direct link to the feature, is posted on our Facebook page. If you should happen to see Andrew or Miles, make sure to congratulate them. What a great way to finish up National Volunteer Week!
On Tuesday evening at City Hall, the Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington United Way and Investors Group recognized two organizations, five individuals and a youth volunteer with Volunteers Grow Communities Awards. We are proud to announce that the almost 100 volunteers from the Knights of Columbus Basketball League were recognized with an award as a community organization. Everyone involved last season, and anyone that has ever been involved as a volunteer with the league, should be proud of of this recognition. The photos below show the award and some of our volunteers that were able to attend the reception where the recipients were announced. Here is an exerpt from the article by Michael Lea about the awards that was in the Wednesday edition of the Kingston Whig Standard.
“The Volunteers Grow Community awards are held by the United Way Volunteer Centre to help mark Volunteer Week in Canada.
Held Tuesday night in Memorial Hall at City Hall, seven groups and individuals were recognized for their dedication and commitment to volunteerism in their community.
One of the groups honoured were the Intergenerational Community Health Volunteers, most of whom are in their 80s and 90s, who have volunteered in the city’s north end for past seven years to provide the Friendship Blooms program. They spend time with kids, youth and seniors in various programs and activities.
The second group was the Knights of Columbus Basketball League. An institution in the city, the league has 100 volunteers providing leadership and mentorship for 500 children aged eight to 15.
The individual awards went to Rick Farndon, a volunteer with the CNIB; Maddie Hogan, who volunteered at Rideaucrest and is now a volunteer at the Fairmount Home even though she was born with spina bifida and is in a wheelchair; Darrell Petite, who volunteers with the medical first responder unit at St. John Ambulance; and Matt Williams, who volunteers with Bereaved Families of Ontario. The special youth award went to Sadie Augustyn.”
Our congratulations to all of the people recognized. The community is a better place thanks to you!!