Over the past few weeks we have received several donations to our league, all of which we consider significant because they are an indication that these people believe in what we are doing for the children in our community. Here is a summary:
Debbie and Thomas Aufleger made a donation in memory Jermaine Edwards. In their card they said “Thank you for offering a great outlet for young kids to learn & enjoy the great game of basketball. Looking forward to seeing some of them in the stands at SLC.”
Jeff Neasmith made a donation at registration.
An anonymous parent made a donation at registration.
Marie Long made a donation to off set registration costs for some parents at registration. Marie is a long time supporter of our program and a niece of league founder Don Petersen.
Terry and Odessa Fraser, their children Ryan and Dana and their grandson Braeden made a donation again this season to help with our operating costs. Terry has been a volunteer with us for almost forty years, and Ryan, Dana and Braeden all played in the league, and Ryan’s son Matthew is now playing Little Guys. Three generations of the Fraser family have been involved.
Earlier this month the 1967 Champions from three Kingston teams in Hockey and Baseball had a reunion organized by Ron Earl and this week they presented us with a cheque from donations given by their attendees. The recognition of what we do by people that have been around sports their entire lives is especially moving for me.
This week Erin Finn was given a cheque for the KEG Restaurant Spirit Award. This award is given by the Keg in recognition for the volunteer work done in the community by their employees. The money is directed to an organization designated by the employee and Erin chose us. The money is supposed to go to a registered charity, but Erin has fought that policy for quite a while now because she wanted the funds to come to us. This week that happened.
In all of these cases, the individuals had a choice about where their donation dollars go. We are proud that they believed in us.