July 30, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – Robert Bettauer, CEO of the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE) has been elected to the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors. It will be his first term on the Board.
Bettauer has an extensive history as a senior sports leader in Canada with previous roles as the founding President and CEO of the Canadian Sport Centre Ontario, and the Director of Tennis Development for Tennis Canada. As an athlete he won several national tennis titles and was a member of Canada’s Davis Cup Team, while also holding an ATP Tour world ranking in singles and doubles for a number of years. As a national coach Bettauer ran Tennis Canada’s first Western Canadian high performance training centre at UBC, and helped coach the Davis Cup team leading to coaching Canada’s tennis team at the Olympic Games in Seoul and Barcelona. Bettauer is also currently the Chair of the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame. An on-going presenter on sport development topics, he has a Masters in sport psychology and regularly provides mental training education on enhanced performance.
“I am honoured to become a member of the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame Board and view this as a tremendous opportunity to further connect to and recognize the outstanding sport community in Victoria,” said Bettauer. “PISE has enjoyed an excellent partnership with the GVSHOF and I view this as a natural extension of our relationship.”
The Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame is in its 20th year of operation. Displays featuring the rich sports history of Greater Victoria can be viewed at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Hall of Fame recently announced its 2013 inductees – this will be celebrated at a gala dinner on October 26 at PISE.