Kirk receives Be The One Award

By: Sarah Pavlik |Oct 16, 2017 Solution Specialist Kirk Evans is a dedicated member of the Kempenfelt Rotary Club. We are proud to announce Kirk has been awarded a "Be The One" Award: To Add Something New, by Rotary International.

Be the One Award     Rotary International

The Kempenfelt Rotary Club have hosted Colt for a Day for 14 years, but recently Club member Kirk Evans has dialed it up to an entirely different level.

The Colt for a Day charity hockey game is a chance for kids ages 6-11 to not only skate with the Barrie Colts, but to participate in a skills competition, full hockey game, and an autograph/picture session with the Colts players. Kids also receive a hockey jersey and an opportunity to enjoy lunch with the ​team. 

All proceeds from the event are donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Barrie and other community projects. Over the past 14 years, more than $100,000 has been raised.

Kirk's efforts to enhance and expand the event, and increase fundraising resulted in sponsorship from JumpStart. To meet JumpStart's requirement of a 5-day event, under the leadership of Kirk Evans the committee worked to develop a ball hockey camp for March break. This has resulted in more volunteers, more partnerships, and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of more kids.

Watch a video published by The Kempenfelt Rotary Club to learn more about Colt for a Day, and how it has evolved over the years.

Congratulations, Kirk! Thank you for all you do in making a difference in our community.