The Calvert Collaborative for Children and Youth would like to thank and recognized all the business sponsors and in-kind donators for our recent 2015 Champions for Children Community Awards Annual Banquet. We greatly appreciate your support for our programs and our county youth. We also thank the Calvert citizens who selflessly provide funds and their time each year and dedicate themselves to advocating for county resources for youth and helping our children reach their highest potential.
We thank the following businesses for their contributions; Alexander Chiropractic, Apex Cinemas, Applebee’s, Calvert Marine Museum, Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa, Edible Arrangements, Hair Cuttery, Ledo’s Pizza of Chesapeake Beach, Lord Calvert Bowl, Lotus Kitchen, Maertens Fine Jewelry, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Rita’s Ice of Solomons, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Baseball, Stoney’s of Prince Frederick, Stoney’s Kingfisher, Sweet Frog, Thursday’s Bar & Grill of Owing, and Trader’s Restaurant. A special thank you goes to Audio Electronics by Mike King and Radio Shack and the catering provided by Calvert Career and Technology Academy. Additionally, we recognize and thank other contributors including: Ms. Pamela Cousins, Mr. & Mrs. Bud Edwards, Mr. Bernie Fowler, Sr., Mr. Jack Fringer, Ms. Wilma Garcia, Ms. Winnie Herberle, Dr. Eugene Karol, Mr. Phil Millar, Mr. .Hagner Mister, Ms. Christine Oursler, Mr. John Perryman, Ms. Margatet Phipps. Ms. .Rita Reeves, Mrs. Carla Rose, and Ms. Brenda Tyrell.
We would also like to thank all the Calvert citizens who continually support the Collaborative and its initiatives with their time and monetary donations. You make it possible for our nonprofit to continue its efforts to make Calvert the best community for young people.
While many Calvert residents share in the positive nurturing of our youth, this year we recognized five Champions for Children. Calvert County Sheriff’s Office’s Cpl. Glenn Libby was awarded the Champion for Children for Healthy Families Award. Vice Principal of Calvert Middle School Catherine Sutton was awarded the Champion for Children for Education Opportunities Award. The Concerned Black Women of Calvert County was collectively awarded the Champion for Children for Strong Families Award. Community Collaborator Champion Award was presented to Bernie Fowler, Jr. for founding and operating Farming 4 Hunger. And, the student Champion Award was given to Huntingtown High School sophomore Dia Brown. These champions daily give of themselves to improve our community and make a positive impact on our children and our future. The Calvert Collaborative for Children and Youth applauds their talents and efforts and thanks them for their commitment.
With Sincere Gratitude,
Guffrie M. Smith
President, Calvert Collaborative for Children and Youth