The Canyon Lake Pickleball Club held its first scholarship awards in September, presenting scholarships to Canyon Lake students Tray Bowen and Cassidy Potter.
“Each have an impressive resume already of ‘giving back’ and the Pickleball Club awarded each a $300 check to assist them,” said Pickleball Club President Steve Libring.
Trey Bowen, a resident of Canyon Lake since 2009, is a recent graduate of Magnolia Science Academy. Tray will be studying welding and fabrication at Santa Ana College.
The teen has volunteered more than 1,000 hours of community service with the Canyon Lake Family Matters Club, as well as contributing volunteer hours to the Canyon Lake Yacht Club, the Canyon Lake Car Club and clean ups.
Through his volunteer work, Trey said he has learned and watched what an impact the Family Matters Club has had on the community and that by helping his community he learned that you need to give it a little piece of yourself.
Cassidy Potter was born in Canyon Lake and said she has enjoyed her 17 years of paradise here. She loves living in Canyon Lake and because she loves it, she serves it.
As a Girl Scout, Cassidy has served more than 350 volunteer hours for various community service projects in Canyon Lake. She is hoping to reach her goal of accumulating more than 500 volunteer hours before she graduates and heads off to college.
“I believe if each of us donated ten percent of our time monthly in helping our community we could make a dent in all the holes that need to be filled,” said Cassidy.
Cassidy hopes to start a non-profit organization and be a person who helps to change the world.