John A Korkoran played in Guelph’s Intercounty Junior baseball league as a member of the Leaflets - the championship team of 1949! The team was honoured with induction into the Guelph Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.

In order to support the sports scene in Guelph, specifically the baseball scene, Mr Korkoran donated $85,000 to the Kiwanis Club of Guelph to update some of the city’s baseball diamonds as well as the diamond at Belwood Camp and Lodge. All remaining funds were directed to a bursary which has, since its inception, provided two $1000 scholarships annually to young Guelphites involved in the Rep Baseball program of the Guelph Minor Baseball Association.

The community remains grateful to Mr Korkoran for his generosity, which makes the possibility of playing to one’s highest level a realistic opportunity for Guelph’s young athletes - regardless of financial situation.


Eligibility Requirements for this $1000 bursary to play Rep Baseball with the Guelph Minor Baseball Association:

• Must be a member in good standing with Guelph Minor Baseball Association

• Must be an active player on a Guelph Minor Baseball rep roster

• Cannot be receiving additional funding from other organizations (ie. Children’s Foundation, Guelph Food Bank) towards baseball related expenses

• Should demonstrate a degree of financial need

• Should demonstrate characteristics reflective of the values of the Kiwanis Club of Guelph including but not limited to sportsmanship, leadership, athleticism and giving back to the community

Submission Process:

1. Complete the attached application form.

2. Email the completed application form and reference letters by March 1st to:

Subject line: The Kiwanis Club of Guelph John A Korkoran Bursary to




We thank you for taking the time to complete the application and wish you good luck.
Please note only successful applicants will be contacted.