Wendy was nominated for a Blesher Award for her timely and persistent efforts that culminated in making a dream come true for one of the gentlemen that she supports. Wendy knew that he was a big fan of the Walton Football Team and always wanted to be a part of it. Through her efforts he is now part of the team and has formed warm friendships with the players. Pam Moody wrote in her nomination, “Wendy facilitated a “dream come true” for this man to become a part of the Walton Football team. He has a title of “Sideline Assistant”, appointed by the players and coaching staff. He is supporting the players at all home games and is standing with them on the sideline.”
Wendy’s actions and resulting accomplishments exemplify the 6 Unifying Principles of The Arc of Delaware County:Those We Serve Come First- Wendy followed up with this man’s dream of being a part of the Walton Football Team.
Commit To Excellence- Wendy started early and assured she made contact with Coach Hoover weekly.
Be Dedicated- Wendy arranged her schedule to accommodate the individual to attend football practice and the other volunteer activities.
Employee Satisfaction- Wendy expresses her delight in the warm friendships he has built with the team.
Communicate Effectively- Wendy has communicated with Jessie and Bruce Baldi to assure his participation at home games.
Be Innovative- Wendy researched during the summer months what she needed to do to make this dream come true.