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Atlanta Braves Foundation Community Heroes Award
September 10, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Atlanta Braves and FOX Sports South to Honor Five Community Heroes During Fifth Annual Community Heroes Week:
ATLANTA (September 3, 2020) – The Atlanta Braves, FOX Sports South and FOX Sports Southeast will honor five inspiring individuals who have made a lasting and positive impact in our community during the week long Community Heroes Week. The fifth annual event begins Tuesday, September 8, with a different individual celebrated every day through Saturday, September 12, during FOX Sports South/FOX Sports Southeast’s Braves telecasts.
On each day of Community Heroes Week, the Braves and FOX Sports South will recognize a different honoree. Each honoree was surprised on a video call with FOX Sports South broadcasters and special video messages from Braves players Freddie Freeman, Austin Riley, Max Fried, Will Smith and Dansby Swanson. Honorees also received a $5,000 donation to their organization from the Atlanta Braves Foundation, a personalized Atlanta Braves jersey, a Papa John’s pizza dinner delivery for friends and family, and an at-home “watch party kit” for the night of their FOX Sports South/FOX Sports Southeast debut.
Thursday, September 10: The RECing Crew
Honoree: Pam Stickler – founder of The RECing Crew
Pam Stickler founded The RECing Crew in 2002, a non-profit which offers a variety of special leisure and recreational programs geared towards all ability levels creating the opportunity for youth and adults with disabilities to socialize with their peers and be part of their community. The RECing Crew was founded after Pam’s son Stephen, who was born with Cerebral Palsy, was unable to find recreational programs in their community for children with disabilities.
The program has grown from a one-day-a-week bowling program and once-a-month movie outing to hosting multiple recreational activities including adaptive sports such as baseball, basketball, bowling, dance, jazzercise, martial arts, arts, and chorus classes. The RECing Crew now offers programs in Aiken, North Augusta, and Augusta, Georgia.
Pam was surprised on a video call by FOX Sports South broadcaster Paul Byrd with a special message from Braves pitcher, Max Fried. Pam’s story will also be celebrated throughout the Washington Nations vs Atlanta Braves telecast on FOX Sports Southeast and FOX Sports GO on Thursday, September 10 with coverage beginning with Braves LIVE at 5:30 p.m. ET.