D8 Coaches Appreciation Event - 2024

WATERLOO REGION (June 4 - 2024) - After a successful return of the event in 2023, the Catholic Community Foundation of Waterloo Region (CCFOWR) is happy to again support the District 8 Athletic Association Coaches Appreciation Event for 2024. The event is set to return to Hubertushaus, the German Canadian Hunting and Fishing Club, 1605 Bleams Road, Mannheim on Monday June 24 at 430pm. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Questions are welcome to the Catholic Community Foundation via chrisgehan@ccfowr.ca.

The purpose of the event is to honour and thank current and past teacher-coaches and community volunteer coaches who dedicate their time working in high school athletics. District 8 administers 21 secondary school sports servicing five English Catholic, French Catholic and three Independent high schools in Waterloo Region. The organization oversees 33 competitive leagues – boys, girls, and co-ed. 

The CCFOWR has a long tradition of serving local Catholic schools, Catholic parishes, and worthy causes within the wider community of Waterloo Region. Chris Gehan, CCFOWR’s President and a long term volunteer coach himself, reflected that “The Foundation recognizes the difference that coaches make in the lives of their athletes. This event is seen to help foster partnerships across the community of D8 in bringing people together for a shared purpose.”

“We have so many dedicated coaches in District 8 who graciously give their time to elevate students’ secondary school experiences,” said Derrick Stryker, Athletic Coordinator of District 8. “In so many ways athletics helps to provide student engagement, character development and increased mental health, and we have our volunteer coaches to thank for providing these opportunities to our students.”

Use our "Donate Now" button on our website pages to show your appreciation for our local D8 coaches! Tax receipts will be issued for $20 donation or more!!