Golf Tournament Update

What a great day today for the annual Pete Petersen Memorial Golf Tournament! Our thanks to the efforts of the league committee in planning the details of the event, the great co-operation of the Amherstview golf club ownership and staff in hosting the event, and the enthusiasm of the 89 golfers that participated. Today $3313 was raised to help cover the cost of league operations for next season. A special shout out too to Nikki Irwin for taking photos around the course today. We appreciate the support of so many people and businesses that allow us to continue to give the children in our community the opportunity to safely learn how much fun the game of basketball can be, just as Pete intended.

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League Golf Tournament

With all the excitement around the Toronto Raptors, you may have forgotten to enter your team for the upcoming Pete Petersen Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday June 21st at the Amherstview Golf Club. Don’t worry! We are still taking teams up until Friday June 14th. To enter please contact Rick Hollywood at 613-539-6765 [email protected] or Pat Adams at 613-770-2265 – [email protected] Cost is $100 per player and includes green fees, a shared cart, meal and prize table and fees must be paid by June 14th to secure your place in the tournament.

If you would just like to join us for the meal, the cost is $20, and also must be confirmed by June 14th.

See you there!

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Don “Pete” Petersen Spirit Memorial Award

We have been asked to post this notice from the family of Don Petersen

“Keeping Pete’s dream alive… spread the word!
Looking for deserving candidates for the Pete Petersen Spirit Memorial Award. It was Pete’s wish to establish an award of $1000.00 annually to be given to a graduating student continuing post- secondary education who has a history with the “Pete” Petersen Basketball League formally known as the Knights of Columbus Basketball League. Candidates must possess accomplishments in community volunteer work, school activities, academics, and have promising career aspirations making a difference in the lives of others as Pete did. All are welcomed to apply now!

What is the Pete Petersen Spirit Memorial Award?

Don “Pete” Petersen Spirit Memorial Award –
This award has been established in memory of the late Donald “Pete” Petersen, founder of the Kingston Knights of Columbus Basketball League. Since 1955 the League has given the youth of Kingston, Ontario 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.
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. This student must meet the criteria of having a history with the Knights of Columbus Basketball League, hold accomplishments in community and volunteer work, involvement in school activities, have high academics, promising career aspirations, and most importantly aspirations to make a difference in the lives of others, as he did!

Eligibility / Award Criteria :
Open to all graduating secondary school students entering college or university who:
• Have applied and been accepted to a recognized post-secondary education institution or an apprenticeship in a trade acceptable to the selection committee.
• Have played/volunteered at least three years with the Knights of Columbus Basketball League / Pete Petersen Basketball League.
• Submission of completed application, applicants high school transcript
• The award will not be released until the successful applicant provides proof of enrollment at the recognized post-secondary education institution, or an apprenticeship in a trade acceptable to the selection committee.
Application Process:
Annual applications will be accepted until the award value is exhausted.
• All applications must be completed in full and submitted by the application deadline 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 [email protected] by June 23rd, 2019.
• Application Deadline: Tuesday June 23rd, 2019 @ 5:00pmET
• Recipient notification by email or Mail or Phone June 29th, 2019.

Section A: Applicant Information

First name:
Last name:
Date of birth:
Current school:
Home address:
City:
Postal code:
Phone number(h) (c):
E-mail address:
Years involved in the Knights of Columbus Basketball League / Pete Petersen Basketball League.:

Section B:
Leadership and Volunteerism List the community service or school activities in which you have participated. Please attach or Enclose additional pages as required.
Name of organization or school initiative:
Years of involvement (from – to)
Time commitment (e.g. monthly/weekly/hours)
Is this a credited school course?
Yes No Did you receive pay, a wage or financial benefit for this activity?
Yes No
Explain the type of activities involved):
Name of organization or school initiative:
Years of involvement (from – to)
Time commitment (e.g. monthly/weekly/hours)
Is this a credited school course?
Yes No
Did you receive pay, a wage or financial benefit for this activity?
Yes No
Explain the type of activities involved):

Section C:
Volunteer Work and Community Service Summary
Summarize all of your community service volunteer work; please tell us about your experiences.
Please be sure to include:
• How and why you became involved with the organization or school initiative;
• Why you felt it was important;
• What sort of impact or contribution you made to your community;
• What impact the community service had on you

Section D:
Applicants Outlook
• The basketball league’s motto is “Just for the Fun of it” what would your motto be?
• How has your involvement with the Knights of Columbus influenced your outlook on Life?
Candidate’s Declaration
By submitting this application by email/mail, I declare and agree that all information that I have provided in my application is true, complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
I understand and agree that:
• My application information may be subject to verification.
• Application materials will not be returned.
Publication of Applicant Information
I agree to the publication of the name, secondary school, city/town, brief list of scholastic/athletic achievements, photograph and anticipated university/college and course of study of all successful applicants, in publications, websites, newsletters, and press releases to selected Canadian media outlets.
Students Name : ________________ Date: ________
If you have any questions regarding the application please email at [email protected] or call 613-544-5445.
Thank-You

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Holy Name School

Last week our league representatives were invited to come to Holy Name School at Kingston Mills to participate in the unveiling of new basketball backboards and rims that had been installed at the school thanks to a grant from the Pittsburgh Community Benefit Fund and the school community council chaired by Nikki Irwin. It was great to attend and to see the work that had been done to ensure that there were baskets on both playgrounds, and that lines had been painted on the pavement as well to facilitate their use. The bottom line is this. Thanks to the hard work and commitment of these groups, and the support of the school and ALCDSB leadership, the children in the Holy Name community have a new place to play and learn how much fun being around a basketball court can be. Thanks for the invitation!

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St. Lawrence College High School Summer League

This summer St. Lawrence College is hosting a summer league for high school age players. While not directly affiliated with our program, this may be of interest to some of our current and former players.

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National Volunteer Week

This is National Volunteer Week, and in recognition of that we are taking the opportunity to showcase some of the hundreds of volunteers that have made the league that Don Petersen started 64 years ago possible. All this week we will publish an album a day on the league Facebook page to thank our volunteers. Here are a few examples of what you will find in the Facebook albums. To all of our volunteers , past and present – You have been, and continue to be, difference makers in the community. Congratulations!!

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Looking Back

As we continue our preparations for the 65th season in the league that Don “Pete” Petersen built, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some old photos from our archives. Today on our Facebook Page we are featuring photos from the 2002-03 season, and more will be following in the weeks ahead. We hope you enjoy this reflection on the people, and especially the smiles, that make this such a special organization.

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Basketball Camps

Here is some information about basketball camps at St. Lawrence , Queen’s and Holy Cross. As more information comes to me about other options I will post it.

St. Lawrence College Small Ball

Mondays from 5-6:30 April 1 – May 27
Paste this in your browser for more information
https://www.slcathletics.com/sports/2018/3/8/2018-vikings-small-ball.aspx

St. Lawrence College Basketball Camps

Grades 3-7 July 8-12
Grades 8-12 July 15-19
Paste this in your browser for more information: https://www.slcathletics.com/sports/2018/3/8/2018-vikings-basketball-camp.aspx

Queen’s University Basketball Camps

Players entering grades 2-5 August 12-16
Players entering grades 6-8 August 19-23

go to gogaelsgo.com for more information

Holy Cross Secondary School Summer Basketball Camp

Players in Grades 3-8 July 8-12 or August 12-16
Cost is $205
Contact Kelly Dixon at [email protected] or at 613 331-2177 for more information or to register.

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The Banquet

The Banquet

It is very easy to move on to the next season preparation after the year end banquet without taking a moment to thank the businesses and individuals that made a significant contribution to the success of the event. Some were acknowledged on the day of the event but not all. Our thanks to Todd Minicola for the lighting and on stage special effects; Mike Soo for once again supplying the sound system for the banquet; Chris and Colin Wilson at A World of Rentals for the front of stage scaffolding; Mulrooney Trucking for the CO2 tank used for the fog generation; Bridget Walker Payne of Desjardins Insurance for the stage props; our on stage dancers for the opening – Korra, Emmitt and one unknown dancer; our ticket and merchandise sellers Susan, Mary, Lisa, Sarah, and Nancy; our ticket separators Jenn and Nora; Walter and Joe DaCosta and an anonymous donor for the Kingston Frontenacs Tickets; anonymous donors for the Toronto Raptors and Harlem Globetrotters Tickets; Mr. Jackets, PrimeTime Marketing, The Queen’s Campus Bookstore, and Rabbit Express for prizes; Mr Gilbert for his work acquiring prizes; Chris Payne for his stage management; Doug Jeffries and Mark Potter for being our Masters of Ceremony again this year; the presenters that gave up their Sunday to be a part of something special; Mary O’Neil Howlett and McDonalds Family Restaurants for the coffee service; Camera Kingston for the projector used in the opening and slide show; Maple Leaf Foods Ben Murphy for donating hot dogs along with anonymous donors; Grant’s No Frills for donating the hot dog buns; Pepsi for the drinks; and last but certainly not least, the MANY volunteers that helped with set up, clean up, food preparation and distribution. As you can see, the season, and especially the banquet does not happen without everyone from our league family doing what they can to help. IT IS APPRECIATED!

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The Five Guys Results Are In!

We received the results of our Five Guys event last night and here they are:
Burgers: 300
Poutines: 44
Milkshakes: 91

Total $435

Add to that the $121 in donations made by patrons and our total is $556 for this event. Another great result thanks to all of you that came out during some miserable weather and participated to make a difference in the lives of the children in our community. Our thanks too, to Tommy Doyle and the staff at Five Guys for their excellent work in getting everyone served with a smile and in a timely fashion throughout the evening.

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