It gives us great pleasure to announce that the Peter Bloeme Rising Star Scholarship recipients for 2004 are Tracy Custer, Craig Rogers, Tom Clements, Sabine Bruns and Ron/Amy King.
As many of you are aware, Hyperflite announced at the 2004 Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Championship banquet, the creation of the “Peter Bloeme Rising Star Canine Disc Scholarship Program.”
This Hyperflite-sponsored program was established to recognize and thank individuals who have gone above and beyond in helping others enjoy the benefits of canine disc play, as well as to assist individuals who, despite difficult circumstances, enthusiastically participate in our sport because their dogs love it so much. Rising Star Scholarships are also awarded to individuals who have adopted shelter or rescue canines or endured hardships, financial or otherwise, in order to save and rehabilitate canines and turn them into disc dogs. Hyperflite received nominations from the disc dog community and our selection committee reviewed and recommended individuals for scholarships.
Initially, we indicated that three Rising Star Scholarships were to have been awarded. However, our selection committee suggested that we give five scholarships this year (to make their job easier), and we concurred with their recommendation.
Each scholarship will include Peter Bloeme’s training and throwing videos along with 200 canine Competition Standard discs, 15 Jawz puncture resistant discs, and Hyperflite apparel. Entry fees for all Hyperflite Regional or Hyperflite DiscDogathon events will be waived for Rising Star Scholarship recipients for the competitive season following the award of a Peter Bloeme Rising Star Scholarship.
On behalf of Hyperflite, we salute our Rising Star Scholarship recipients for their efforts and thank them for their contributions to canine disc sports and to canine welfare.
At Hyperflite headquarters, a plaque will be maintained that lists each Peter Bloeme Rising Star Scholarship recipient.
Finally, our sincere thanks to all of the kind souls who nominated their fellow canine disc aficionados for Rising Star Scholarship awards.