Kitchener Sports Association (KSA) Volunteer Recognition Nominee 2016
Kitchener Waterloo Sports Council | KidSport KW Chapter Committee | Volunteer Recognition
Each year since 1988, the Kitchener Sports Association holds a volunteer recognition dinner.
Numerous minor sport clubs in Kitchener Waterloo are invited to nominate their “Volunteer of the Year” to be recognized at the dinner for their valued contributions to minor sport. The KW Sports Council is one of the groups that are invited to participate.
This year, the KW Sports Council Board nominated Linda Kieswetter, the Co-ordinator of Revenue Generation for the KidSport KW Chapter to receive this merited recognition for her enthusiastic and sustained commitment to the KidSport KW Chapter and to the children of our community who are financially challenged to participate in local dance and sport programmes.
Within a few weeks of retiring from the University of Waterloo in 2013, Linda Kieswetter joined the new KidSport Chapter that the Kitchener Waterloo Sports Council was creating. She readily accepted the role as Co-ordinator of Revenue Generation.
Immediately, Linda started to use her extensive experience and knowledge from her former work in the University’s Office of Advancement to write many successful grant applications that have garnered funds for the Chapter’s mission: So ALL Kids Can Play.
Linda has encouraged the Chapter committee volunteers to think broadly and to partner with other community groups to organize new and innovative events.
In addition, Linda and her husband Tom Kieswetter have worked at each of the fundraising events that the Chapter hosted over the past 3 years.
As a result of all of these initiatives, our Chapter has raised more than $150,000 since June 2013.
Linda’s persistence and extensive efforts have helped the Chapter to enable more than 500 children and youth in KW to participate in local dance and sport programmes of their choice.
Congratulations and Thank you Linda Kieswetter!
President – KW Sports Council
Past Chair – KidSport KW Chapter
November 22, 2016
Photo 1: (above) Linda Kieswetter receiving plaque from president of KidSport KW John Cooper
Photo 2: Kitchener Sports Association award plaque for Linda Kieswetter, Dec 2016.
Photo 3: John Cooper receiving the plaque on behalf of Linda Kieswetter from Kitchener Sports Association
Photo 4: Some of our dedicated volunteers at the final Management Committee meeting in December