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Riverbrook Regional YMCA Opens Nominations For Citizen Awards

The Riverbrook YMCA is accepting nominations for the Distinguished Citizen Award.
The Riverbrook YMCA is accepting nominations for the Distinguished Citizen Award. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The Riverbrook Regional YMCA has announced that nominations for the Distinguished Citizen Awards, which are made at the YMCA’s Farm to Table Community Celebration, are now open for anyone in the Norwalk, Redding and Wilton community to submit a candidate.

The Distinguished Citizen Awards have been made since 1986, and to date 81 individuals, organizations and businesses have received the award. The criteria for the Distinguished Citizen Award is a person, civic group or business who has made a significant difference in Wilton, Norwalk or Redding’s quality of life by giving exemplary and long-standing volunteer service to the community.

The awards will be presented at the Y’s annual benefit. Funds raised during the event support the Y’s mission to be open and accessible to all, so that everyone in our community has an opportunity to participate in Y membership, programs, services and social activities, regardless of financial situation or ability.

The Y awards $500,000 annually for financial assistance and community outreach programs so that children can attend summer day camp, senior citizens can participate in water exercise, adults can rehabilitate from an accident or chronic illness, and families can spend quality swimming together at the Y.

Nomination forms for the Distinguished Citizen Award can be obtained by contacting Christene Freedman, Director of Development for the Riverbrook Regional YMCA at 762-8384 ext. 279 or cfreedman@riverbrookymca.org. Submission deadline is March 11.

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