The Koot-Stone Founders Bursary is named after Paul Koot and Lee Stone who founded the Club back in 2003. As educators in the elementary school system, both saw a growing need to give young athletes a volleyball program that focused on teaching players life skills beyond the volleyball court. The importance of academics, athletics, family, citizenship, integrity, perseverance, and commitment were our guiding principles back in 2003 and remain our guiding principles today.
Each year, the Club sets aside funds from our development programs and Club level sponsors to provide a graduating athlete with a bursary to assist with their post-secondary education costs.
The Founders’ Bursary is awarded to an athlete who is pursuing a post-secondary education and exemplifies the Club’s guiding principles.
In 2020, all 10 graduating athletes were recipients of a post-secondary bursary thanks to the generous donations of our Club sponsors and a strong development program. This year’s bursary is funded, in part, by Six Pack Recruiting.
Congratulations Sarah Hewer
Recipient of the Koot-Stone Founders’ Award
Congratulations to Sarah Hewer, our 2021 recipient of the Koot-Stone Founders’ Award. Sarah has been a staple within our club since she joined us in her 16U year. She has put in an immeasurable amount of volunteer hours as an assistant coach to our Blockade team and our Learn to Play programs. She is a positive, compassionate, and hard-working teammate whose commitment to excellence is unmatched. Sarah will be playing for the University of Waterloo women’s volleyball team while studying Kinesiology. Congratulations Sarah.