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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 20:21

Hooray for sports volunteers

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            The Kawartha Lakes Sport and Recreation Council held its second annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner recently and handed out a number of special awards, including those to

Kevin Tysiak, Lori Grills, and Bernice Mitchell as Volunteers of the Year.

            Tysiak spent four years developing, coaching and instructing female softball players, serving on the executive of the Kawartha Lakers Softball Association, and mentoring coaches.

            Grills has been secretary to the Kawartha Lakes Soccer Club, and a team manager—and a driving force in growing the Inferno rep soccer program from one team to 12 over the last decade.

            Mitchell is the volunteer coordinator for Therapeutic Horse Riding in Lindsay (THRIL), and works directly with the riders who come for their therapy riding lessons.

Other awards presented, include:

• Lindsay Wildcats Basketball – Volunteer Association of the Year, for their “no child turned away” policy and two-decades work to make sure every child can play.

Rolf and Diane Martens (Fenelon Falls Curling Club), Greg Murphy (Lindsay Collegiate, Minor Hockey and Sunday Night Basketball), and Karen Brasier of the Lindsay Lightning Bolts Swim Club, were also recognized for their efforts.

            Over the coming years, Kawartha Lakes Sport and Recreation Council will continue its work towards applying physical literacy and the Long-Term Athlete Development protocol into quality activity for all in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Visit their new website as a potential volunteer or community partner to learn more: klsrc.ca

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