We received this message yesterday from Jahmaal Branker with the Boys and Girls Club located at the Frontenac Mall. If you are interested please contact Jahmaal through the link below to register.
“We will be running 2 free Co-Ed Basketball leagues that will run on Thursdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm for those in grades 8-12 starting October 12th until December 7th. As you only have your Little Gals playing on Thursdays, I was hoping that you could reach out to those in your Graduate and Girls division that are old enough about the opportunity to play more basketball for free.
Below is the link to our website where either the parents or youth can make an account to register for one of the 2 leagues. We ask them not to sign up for both as they run simultaneously. https://bgcka.recdesk.com/Community/Program?category=19
On Monday night we received a VERY substantial donation to the league from the Fraser Family. For many years now the family of Terry and Odessa Fraser have made contributions to the league in support of what we do.Part of their donation will be used to refurbish our trophies. Our thanks to Terry, Odessa, Ryan and his family, Dana and her family for continuing to believe in what we do for the children in the community. You are ALL difference makers!
We want to thank the volunteers that handed out treats, coffee, hot chocolate, water and juice to the people waiting in line at registration Saturday morning. The early round of coffee and hot chocolate was donated by the DeMatos family and distributed by Luis, Kathleen and Liam. The next round of coffee was donated to us by Mary O’Neill Howlett and McDonald’s on Division Street, and the water, juice, Timbits and Granola bars were donated by Bridget Walker Payne and Bridget Walker Payne Desjardins Insurance and distributed with his usual enthusiasm by Chris Payne Mike Spies, Liam DeMatos, Luis DeMatos, Rick Hollywood and others I’m sure I missed. Contributions like this by supporters and league volunteers make a huge difference in allowing us to keep our registration fee at $10 for the season. THANK YOU!!
We want to thank the volunteers that took on the task of washing our 500 league uniforms and doing repairs if needed. Susan Billings, Nancy Vivian, Brenda Carscallen and Nora Fayed took on the task again this year and we are grateful for their help to make sure all of the uniforms were washed and line dried. We are often asked how we do what we do with a $10 entry fee. Commitment of volunteers like these is one of those ways.
Recently we received a very generous donation from Doug and Nancy Vivian in memory of Doug’s sister Thora Willard. Doug and Nancy have been staunch supporters of what we do through donations of drinks to support the canteen, repairing uniforms, washing uniforms, designing and building the mat roller system used every night at St. Francis of Assisi, and helping every year at the banquet. We as a league offer our deepest sympathies on your loss, and thank you for choosing to remember Thora in this way. With this donation you are having a direct impact on the lives of the children in the community, and you once again show that you are difference makers
Yesterday we were lucky enough to have long time volunteer Terry Fraser attend registration and help us out at the Volunteer registration table. Terry’s health in recent years has not allowed him to contribute to the league the way he once did, but he still remains committed to making a difference in the lives of our players. Thank yoi Terry for continuing to be an inspirational figure to so many of us that have been blessed to know you and to call you friend. Left to right in photo – Pat Adams, Shawn Hollywood, Terry Fraser , Roland Billings, and Rick Hollywood.
This year we will be having players evaluated by their registration number as shown below. For those that were at registration Saturday you would have been given a copy of the schedule with the practice you were to attend hilited. For those in Little Gals that have signed up since yesterday, you were all given yur practice time in the correspondence. ALL EVALUATION PRACTICES WILL BE AT ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE GRADUATE DIVISION WHO WILL PRACTICE AT ECOLE CATHEDRALE ON MONDAY.
Pete Petersen Basketball League Player Evaluation Schedule 2023-2024
As of Sunday September 10 at 9 pm all divisions are full. We are still taking names for the Little Gals Division waiting list (girls 8-10) so if you are interested please send a message through our Facebook page so the order of placement can be maintained. For all other divisions our teams and waiting lists are full so we are taking no more names for this season.
Oye thanks to all of the volunteers that made registration run so well .and our thanks to the parents and families that maintained order and humanity throughout the waiting and registration process.
It’s official!! Wednesday October 18 will be our first fund raising event of the season as Five Guys Burgers and Fries on Gardiners Road host our league families and friends. From 5 -8:30 pm $1 from every burger, poutine and milkshake sold will come back to the Pete Petersen Basketball League. Mark your calendars, tell your friends, neighbours and workmates and make your plans. Even though we have games that night, the hours will make it possible for everyone to make a difference. This deal for us will apply to eat in and take out orders.
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