Maytag #DependableLeader Award
Have you voted yet for Maytag #DependableLeader Award contest?
This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize and award volunteers in the community who donate their time and effort to the Boys & Girls Clubs organization. The winner of America’s Vote will receive a $20,000 award to their Boys & Girls Clubs of America chapter to continue to be a “safe, dependable place that enables young people to have great futures.”
The information about each finalist and the voting page can be found at www.bgca.org/Maytag and voting is open until 11/29/13.
So take a few minutes to learn about the 5 finalists and vote for your favorite. This is a chance to make a difference in the lives of America’s youth throughout the country. I wish all of the finalists good luck and thank them for their service to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
More about the Finalists:
Albert Hernandez – Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena: Albert Hernandez defines what it means to be a Maytag Dependable Leader. He has passion, energy, tenacity, curiosity, and an untiring desire to change lives. Without fail, he brings these qualities to work every day at the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena, and uses them to help and inspire our kids.
Ethan Harris – Boys & Girls Club of Bryant: Ethan has a servant’s heart. His passion for giving and philanthropy extends far beyond his 11 years – he is the youngest person to receive the “Hometown Hero Award” for his charitable efforts within the community. He inspires everyone around him to do more and to strive to be a better person.
Nate Ford – Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco: For 25 years, Nate has modeled the philosophy “Learning to Play and Playing to Learn.” He runs the athletic programs at nine Clubs, and understands the power of athletics. He mentors young athletes across gang lines, helping downplay rivalries while focusing on athletic and academic potential.
Ricky Gallon – Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay: Ricky’s passion for serving youth stems from the 41 years he spent within the Club. He now helps drive programs that inspire people to get involved. After a successful NBA career overseas, he returned dedicated to providing great futures to youth through personal, engaging and touching stories.
Steve Hixson – Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland: Steve has given his heart and soul to the Club. Through personal donations of time and money, and his annual Cash for Kids event, he has given a future to the organization. He also has given our youth a future through personally investing in their lives, and mentoring them to excel, grow, and lead.
The winner will join 24 of this year’s other Dependable Leaders across the country and receive a $20,000 financial grant to help his Club continue to improve its impact in its community. The Maytag #DependableLeader Award gives back to Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s professionals and volunteers who continuously give their days to help better the world of youth with whom they work.
Disclaimer: I have been compensated for this post (sponsored) but the opinions are my own. #MC