Sep. 23, 2010
Steve Lantz, Janet Marsh, and Cindy Hall of the Charity Golf Tournament Leadership Team and Sincell Publishing Company Inc. were recently named the recipients of the United Way of Garrett County’s individual and business Community Caring Awards for 2010, which were presented at the annual campaign kickoff and awards banquet at Allegany College in Cumberland.
In order for an individual to be nominated for this award, Garrett County criteria states that he or she must reside in the county and demonstrate a long-time commitment to volunteering and donating to the community (United Way and/or other community organizations) without compensation. The business selected must meet the same criteria, in addition to encouraging workers to support the United Way or other non-profits by suggesting volunteer opportunities and/or conducting an employee campaign for contributions through payroll deduction.
According to Mary Beth Pirolozzi, executive director of County United Way, the Charity Golf Tournament Team and Sincell Publishing have each demonstrated “extraordinary commitment to community.”
The Charity Golf Tournament, sponsored for the past 12 years by First United Bank and Trust and chaired by Lantz, Marsh, and Hall, has raised over $353,180. These funds have supported a number of community projects and raised community awareness.
In his acceptance remarks, Lantz said that the mission and vision of the tournament is that monies raised “will assist Garrett County residents who need it the most.” A number of different programs and charities have been the beneficiaries of the tournament proceeds throughout the years.
In presenting the award, Robin Murray, who was last year’s recipient of the individual award, acknowledged and credited “the hard work and dedication of this leadership team for their years of commitment to this project and to the community, even during difficult economic times.”
Sincell Publishing Company, which publishes The Republican newspaper and operates a commercial printing division, and has actively participated in numerous community efforts, not only with United Way, but with many others, according to Pirolozzi.