- 2000 Women’s Award Recipient
(From Racquetball Canada Archives. Source: By : Canadian Racquetball, vol. 2, no. 2, written by Cheryl McKeeman)
Valari Hendrickson and Jennifer Saunders were recognized at the 2000 Nationals banquet for their officiating achievements over the past year. Both of these women received their international level II certification last summer, and their national level III certification in the fall of 1999. Both women refereed matches at the 1999 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg, and were two of the first three women ever to referee racquetball at any Pan Am Games.
Hendrickson was subsequently asked to join the Racquetball Canada Officiating Committee. She was appointed as Chief Referee for the 2000 Canadian Championships, where she ran the Monday night Tech A clinic, as well as coordinated officiating throughout the week of the Nationals. Valari is the current President of the Alberta Racquetball Association.
We applaud the contributions that Valari is making to our sport!