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September 19, 2018

Children’s Board Names Unsung Hero


Submitted by the Children’s Board

From left, Melissa Barcomb Unsung Hero Award chair, Rick Klein, and  Val Gerber Children's Board committee.

From left, Melissa Barcomb Unsung Hero Award chair, Rick Klein, and Val Gerber Children's Board committee.

Oswego – The Children’s Board of Oswego is proud to announce the recipient of its Unsung Hero award for 2011. This year the award went to Richard Klein, in recognition of his long term commitment to the youth of the community.

Rick Klein has dedicated his time over the past ten years coaching the Oswego High School Boys Varsity Swim Team. Most recently Mr. Klein was named ‘Coach of the Year’. In addition to coaching at the high school, Rick has coached the Oswego YMCA swim team for many years.

At the recent awards ceremony, numerous letters of recognition were read by swim team members, which detailed the positive impact he has had on their lives. Many of Coach Kline’s students from both the present and the past were on hand to support and congratulate him for receiving the much deserved Unsung Hero award.

Unsung Hero Rick Klein received a plaque and a monetary award that will be made by the Children’s Board in his honor to the charity of his choice.

This award is presented each year to an individual who has given to our children above and beyond what is required. The Children’s Board looks for someone who is admired by others and who has touched the lives of many children and we take into consideration the positive impact this person has had on the children of the community.

The Children’s Board of Oswego, Inc. is a non-profit civic organization devoted to the physical, emotional, and cultural well-being of the children of Oswego County. For more information, please visit our website at www.oswegochildrensboard.com

One Response “Children’s Board Names Unsung Hero”

  1. Kathy Fenlon
    May 18, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Rick is an excellent choice for this award. Rick knows how to bring out the BEST in all kids through high expectations, positive reinforcement, and a genuine care for the kids he works with.

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