Congratulations to New Richmond Board of Education member Kevin Walriven for being a recipient of the Dale Creamer Friends of Athletics Award.
The award is presented by the Southwest District Athletics Board and celebrates individuals who give of their time and talent for the benefit of their schools’ youth athletic teams.
According to New Richmond High School AD Doug Foote, Mr. Walriven has given over 25 years of volunteer service to the Lions.
“Thank you so much,” Foote said. “Schools would struggle without volunteers like Kevin.”
According to a post on the SWDAB website:
“In 2013, the members of the Southwest District Athletics Board initiated an award entitled Friend of Athletics Award. The objective of the award is to honor those individuals who have given much to their local school athletic programs. Nominations are taken annually during the months of December. School personnel can nominate, and the board chooses recipients. Criteria is that the nominee must have given twenty-five (25) or more years of service. Since 2013, 78 individuals have been honored. This year we honor twelve individuals. These individuals have demonstrated what volunteerism is all about. They know that talk is cheap, but people can be measured by their works. Congratulations to our recipients!”