The Kort Award was established in honour of the Kort family of Barrie to recognize the participation of the entire family in the Barrie Royals programs.

This award is presented to an individual or group that has made a significant contribution to the sport of basketball in the City of Barrie. The recipient may be a coach, official, player or community volunteer that has been involved with basketball in any manner of positive ways.

2018-19 Recipient

Tim Swaim

Tim Swain Kort Award 2018,19
Jeff Plunkett

Jeff Plunkett (1991-2017)


The Jeff Plunkett Memorial award recognizes a graduating player who demonstrates the club's values.

The 2018-19 award is kindly funded by the support of fundraising efforts through the sale of May’s Café coffees and teas at Royals tournaments throughout the season, BDABO and Thunderhoops.

This scholarship award was founded in the 2017 season in memory of Jeff Plunkett. He was sadly taken from his family, friends and community in a tragic motorcycle accident in June 2017. Jeff was a Barrie Royals player  and his coaches and teammates fondly remember him for his positive attitude, coachability and determination to always bring his A game on and off the court.

2018-19 Recipient

Nicole Budd

Nicole Budd Jeff Plunkett Winner