Recognition Ceremony

Held Annually in March,

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us on March 23, 2023 to recognize individuals and organizations who have provided outstanding work in the area of leisure and recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities. This year’s guest speaker, Gabriel Cobb, gave a wonderful presentation about his participationg in many activities including triathlons, taekwondo, cooking, playing the piano, and more.

Congratulations to all our Award Winners and Recognitions:

2020 Outstanding Recreation Provider: This long overdue award (due to Covid cancelations)was presented to Janine Roe, Ranken Jordan Pediatric Speciality for the Hospital “Fishing Program”

2023 Outstanding Recreation Providers:  Dan Correll, St. Louis Arc and Sheila Suderwalla, Artists First

2023 Outstanding Recreation Program: Spectrum Fitness, owner: Stephanie Hoffman

2023 Outstanding Volunteer Awards: Dan Engelhard with High School TriClub, and The Lafayette High School’s Boy Basketball Team for their support of the YMCA adapted sports program

2023 Wall of Fame Awards for 20 or more years of service in the field of recreation: Laura Bronnbauer and Julia Ellis

2023 Jim Guest Award: Xander Wurman

2023 Special Recognitions: Peg Capo, Deb Fruend & Kim Kopff as they retire from long and illustrious careers in recreation. Happy Retirement!

Our annual award and recognition ceremony is held annually in March. Details on our 2024 event are posted in the spring.