Receiving the Mogollon Sporting Association “Legacy Award” on Saturday evening was a tremendous honor and I thank MSA members for selecting me the 2014 recipient. A review of the list of past winners, with their excellent track records of community service, reveals the significance of the award.
I am privileged to now be included with past honorees Ted Pettet, Dennis Pirch, Gary Barcom, George Randall and Del Newland.
Since the inception of the MSA 21 years ago it has grown to become one of the finest and most successful civic organizations in Arizona as evidenced by the group’s induction 10 years ago into the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame. Just two years earlier, the MSA received the Arizona State Schools Public Relations Association Award of Merit for its support of school programs.
For me to now be linked with such a dedicated and passionate group of Rim Country citizens is a huge honor.
Again I thank MSA members for the Legacy Award and for your longtime support of crucial local causes and programs, especially those that help successfully mold the lives of our town’s most important resource — our young people.