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.