2012 Bob Giordano Memorial Award Recipient
When you truly have a passion for sport, there is no greater gift than to share it. For Hal Hennenfent, that sport is volleyball and luckily for Kelowna, our players are the ones who get to benefit from this great gift.
Hal works as a teacher at Glenrosa Middle School where he’s also the athletic director and volleyball coach. And while he’s happy to teach these kids about setting and spiking, his involvement in the sport goes much, much further.
The leadership roles he has taken on include president of the Okanagan Central Schools Athletic Association, regional chair of Volleyball B. C., president of Kelowna Volleyball and a board member or director with Okanagan Valley Sport Athletic Association, BC High School Boys Volleyball Committee and the Okanagan Official’s Representative.
As a certified referee and often the head official, he’s worked at many prestigious events including the BC Summer Games, Western Canada and Canada Summer Games, the Western Elite Championships, Volleyball Canada National Championships and many more.
Hal also allocates officials for thousands of matches in the Okanagan each year while still finding time to mentor new officials and host development programs throughout the area.