Normally I’d hit “delete” for stuff-the-ballot requests like this one, but because it involves 2 very special people, I’ll cut-and-paste it instead.
Two Saugatuck Rowing Club members have been nominated for 2012 USRowing Fan’s Choice Awards.
Paul Green is up for Master Rower of the Year. The 88-year-old rows every day. It keeps his Parkinson’s at bay — and gives him the strength and energy to run a foundation he started, Nevah Surrendah! (It’s named for Winston Churchill’s famous vow.)
Paul is an inspiration to everyone at the club — and far, far beyond.
Harrison Malec is nominated for Junior Rower of the Year. Last year, while working out, his heart stopped. Teammates and coaches got help and performed CPR; then Westport’s EMS took over. They all saved Harrison’s life.
In gratitude, he and William Raveis employees — where his mother, Joelle Harris Malec, works — donated funds to Westport’s Volunteer Emergency Medical Service, to purchase 8 training dummies.
Voting is open to anyone interested in supporting these great local athletes, and their charitable spirit. You can vote once on each device (smartphone, iPad, desktop, laptop). Voting continues through October 22.
Then send this info on to others. Just like Paul and Harrison, you’ll be paying it forward.