KSA's 2016 Volunteer Recognition Awards
25 groups honoured one of their key volunteers this year.
Updated Wednesday September 27, 2017 by Kitchener Sports Association.
PHOTO: (L-R) Dinner MC Don Cameron looks on as Mackenzie Kolpean introduces her coach, Amanda Ducey, and mentions some of the things they've shared over the years with their Tentworks teammates under Amanda's guidance. The Stanley Park Optimist Ball program has benefited having Amanda in a key coaching role and her whole team attended the presentation to show their appreciation to Amanda.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
KSA's 28th annual
Volunteer Recognition Dinner
At the Edelweiss Sports Bar
Recognizing the contributions of local volunteers
We had a great crowd out to help celebrate the contributions local volunteers make to our community's sport programs. We thank these select individuals and the thousands more they represent and, without whom, the programs couldn't function. Thanks to each and every volunteer -- you do make a difference!
After networking upon arrival, attendees were updated on KSA's programs and funding opportunities. Members also passed several grant recommendations from KSA's Operating Committee:
- $5,000 more (total of $10,000) to KidsAbility for wheelchair basketball equipment - cheque presentation to Heather Curran.
- $40,000 to Pride Stables (once work is complete) for facility upgrades to their riding arena. Heather MacKneson was on hand to acknowledge KSA's support and answer questions.
Cheques were also presented to groups involved with KSA's Fee-assistance Program: Sports for Special Athletes, Kitchener Minor Hockey (Donna's Kids), Waterloo Regional Boxing Academy, KW Water Polo, Kitchener Minor Baseball, Pride Stables, Stanley Park Optimist Ball, KW Minor Boys Softball, KW Gymnastics and ROW Swim Club. Thanks to all the local sports groups that offer fee-assistance so everyone gets to play -- we're here to help!
Don Cameron was back to MC the event that Russ Woloshyn chaired with help from his left-hand man, Bob McKillop and volunteers from KSA. Les Armstrong, the Mayor of Wilmot Township, helped with the award presentations to the 25 recipients and represented local politicians. Thanks everyone - just like the volunteers - it all makes for a great celebration!
LINK to photos of this event
Volunteer Recognition Award Recipients for 2016
James Stuart (Kitchener Minor Baseball)
Vincent Sica (Kitchener Soccer)
John Wright (Wat. Region Track 3 Ski School)
Eleanor Namuddu (Special Olympics of KW)
Angelica McKay (Laurel Creek Track Club)
Irene Metzger (Sports for Special Athletes)
Peter Delorme (Kitchener Rangers)
Amanda Ducey (Stanley Park Optimist Ball)
Sue Judge (KW Gymnastics)
Kevin Hohl (KW Minor Boys Softball)
Debbie Langridge (KW Sertoma Speed Skating)
Melissa Breckles (KW Predators Volleyball)
Nimia Piper (Waterloo Regional Boxing)
Paul Black (Waterloo Minor Girls Softball)
Paul Mallet (KW Skating),
The Gamble family (Nick, Stacey, Wyatt, Jaden & Emmett) (Twin Cities Football)
Gord Dearborn (KSA)
Connie Hayward (ROW Swim Club)
Jessica Lubert (KW Lacrosse)
Kirsten Carr (Kitchener Minor Hockey)
Patti & Mark Allen (Kitchener Ringette)
Linda Foley (TopSpin Tablle Tennis),
Linda Kieswetter (KW Sports Council/KidSport KW Chapter)
Rob Sutherland (KW Youth Basketball)
Ken Campbell (Waterloo Region Nordic Sports)
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