Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Special Olympics PA Volunteer Receives 2013 Kiwanis Youth Advocacy Award

SOPA-Northumberland Snyder volunteer, Arden Miller, receives the 2013 Kiwanis Youth Advocacy Award from Selinsgrove Kiwanis President Joe Hughes.

The Selinsgrove Kiwanis Youth Advocacy Award is given annually to a person who has worked to benefit area children.  Arden Miller was recently presented the 2013 award in recognition of her 14 years as a troop leader with the Hemlock Girl Scout Council.  She was also recognized for serving over 10 years as both a management team member and head coach for the aquatics program for Special Olympics Pennsylvania – Northumberland Snyder.
During the brief ceremony, Arden Miller’s daughter and Special Olympics PA (SOPA) athlete, Amanda Swazey, gave a presentation on Special Olympics detailing its operations.  She also focused on the need for people to do fundraising for SOPA games and to volunteer as coaches and mentors to the athletes.
The Kiwanis Youth Advocacy Award was first presented to Dick Norman of Selinsgrove in 2007.  At that time the award was called the Dick Norman Youth Advocacy in honor or Mr. Norman’s years of service to the youth of Selinsgrove.


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