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 bridget@bridgetwalker-Payne.com 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 Bridget@Bridgetwalker-payne.com or call 613-544-5445.
Thank-You

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