December 14, 2010
CEO MICHAEL PORTER ANNOUNCES AWARDEES OF THINK DETROIT PAL’S SECOND-ANNUAL MVP AWARDS
Detroit, Mich.—For the second year in a row, Think Detroit PAL will be presenting the MVP Awards to individuals and organizations that have been instrumental in helping the organization succeed in its mission to build character in kids.
The five awardees in three categories include:
Paul W. Smith (radio host with WJR-760) and Daniel Varner (of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation) with the Dave Bing MVP Leadership Award - Awarded to parties who have demonstrated long-term, outstanding contributions to causes focusing on character building and youth development within southeast Michigan.
Scott Seabolt (partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, interim CEO with Think Detroit PAL) and Tim Pendell (of Lions Charities) with the John D. Scodellaro Award - Presented to an outstanding supporter of Think Detroit PAL and its mission.
Coach William Dooley (of the Eastside Falcons) with the Dan Varner/ Mike Tenbusch Game Changer Award - Awarded to a coach, volunteer or advocate working within the community to make a difference in the lives of young people.
The Think Detroit PAL MVP Awards event will take place Thursday, February 17th at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Tickets are $125 per person. Sponsorship packages are also available. Please contact Ann Serra (firstname.lastname@example.org or 313.833.1600) for more details.
Think Detroit PAL was formed on March 1, 2006, by the merger of two of the leading youth development organizations in the Detroit area: Think Detroit, Inc. and the Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL). The organization is one of the largest non-profit urban youth development programs in the nation, and serves nearly 12,000 young people annually through athletic, academic, and leadership development programs.
For more information or to make a donation, please contact Think Detroit PAL at 313.833.1600 or on the web at www.thinkdetroitpal.org.