George Shermer, one of the owners of Beach Blast and one of the most influential people in Ontario Volleyball was a key person in the creation of our club. He provided invaluable advice which we used to create our short and long term goals and worked closely with us over several years to ensure our club got off on the right track. Without the contributions of George Shermer, Pakmen would have never achived the success we have.
Ravi Sodhi is a businessman who understands the value our club brings to youth and the community at large. He has provided exceptional support to various teams, coaches and the club in general with his time, advice and financial resources. Ravi is a big thinker who makes positive things happen for youth. With his generosity, he has made an huge impact on our youth, now and for years to come.
Estelle Weiler is an accountant. She appreciates the work we do for youth and has acted as our financial consultant for several years donating hundreds of hours of her time and expertise. She helped write successful grant applications and has provided invaluable strategic advice. Estelle is both generous and brillant and she is definitely the 'behind the scences' star of Pakmen Volleyball.
Kelly Smith is a middle school teacher. He founded Pakmen Volleyball in 2002. A few of his middle school students were interested in playing outside of school and he presented them with an opportunity. Starting off just as one of his projects, Pakmen has grown to where it is today due to his hard work. Kelly has volunteered over 25 000 hours, just to provide the opportunity for youth to be involved. His efforts have produced Canada's only diverse volleyball club, with players and staff from all socio-economic, ethnic and cultural groups, as well as players and staff with special needs. Kelly Smith's humble, devoted and intelligent nature has created an outstanding community program for youth.