MAKENNA BURKE

2017 GRINDSTONE RECIPIENT

AGE: 17
HOMETOWN: THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO
ASSOCIATED TEAM: THUNDER BAY QUEENS
LEVEL: MIDGET AA

GOALS: CONTINUE PLAYING. DUE TO FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS MAKENNA WAS UNABLE TO PLAY FOR 2 YEARS.

MIDGET AA

Level

THUNDER BAY QUEENS

Team

17

Age

“I believe there will always a place for kids to play,
unfortunately if they are good but come from tough circumstances, they will have a hard time playing up to their potential”

~ Greg Burke

we asked

What did it mean when you received
the grant from the Grindstone Award Foundation?

the response

"IT MEANT THE WORLD TO ME. WITHOUT THIS AWARD, I HIGHLY DOUBT SHE WOULD BE BACK PLAYING AGAIN. THE GRINDSTONE MADE IT ALL HAPPEN."

~ Greg Burke, Father

we asked

Tell us your thoughts on the charity, being on of the first charities to support only female hockey players?

the response

"I AM SURPRISED BY THE FACT THERE AREN'T MORE ORGRANIZATIONS LIKE YOURS! I THINK IT'S AN AMAZING THING TO DO, NOT JUST BECAUSE IT HELPED MY OWN DAUGHTER, BUT THE OVERALL KINDNESS SHOWN TO A LOT OF KIDS IS REALLY UNHEARD OF THESE DAYS."

~ Greg Burke, Father

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