For more than a dozen years, United Way of Snohomish County has hosted Volunteer Appreciation Night at the Everett AquaSox. This year’s event, featuring free tickets to all volunteers in Snohomish County and their families, will be held on Monday, Aug. 6 at 6:40 p.m. at Everett Memorial Stadium. The organization will also present the winner of this year’s Roger Bouck Award for Volunteerism in Action just before the first pitch against the Boise Hawks.
“Snohomish County has a very generous spirit,” said Dennis G. Smith, president and CEO of United Way of Snohomish County. “We are thrilled to once again offer a tangible ‘thank you’ to all of our county’s volunteers – not just the ones who work with United Way – and to recognize one of this year’s most outstanding volunteers in Snohomish County.”
The award recognizes an individual or organization that demonstrates visible support for volunteerism, shows results achieved in promoting volunteerism, mobilizes volunteers or increases the community’s ability to mobilize and engage volunteers, and has a community-wide focus.
Last year’s winner of the Roger Bouck Award was Janet Kavadas, a long-time volunteer with United Way of Snohomish County, The YMCA of Snohomish County and the South Snohomish County Health and Safety Network.
Any Snohomish County resident who volunteered with any organization in any capacity is eligible for the free tickets for themselves and their family. To reserve tickets, please call 425.374.5530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is co-sponsored by the Everett AquaSox.
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The Roger Bouck Award for Volunteerism in Action is named for Roger Bouck, a tireless volunteer with United Way of Snohomish County, Rotary International and Bluebills. He was the recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence for Outstanding Volunteer Service in 2005. In 2006, he received United Way’s Spirit of Snohomish County Reeves/Sievers Founders’ Award for lifetime commitment to community service. He passed away in 2009.
United Way is a community impact organization serving Snohomish County for more than 70 years. In addition to funding 102 programs through 39 agencies with a special focus on local health and human services, United Way of Snohomish County supports a number of initiatives focusing on early learning and education, financial stability for families, a youth program, North Sound 211 and an emerging initiative in survival English.
To find out more about United Way of Snohomish County, including how you can find help, how to volunteer and how United Way serves our community, please visit our website at uwsc.org.