Sarasota, FL (September 15) – William Hoegel, a thirty-six year Sarasota resident, has been named Nathan Benderson Park’s Volunteer of the Year for 2016 according to Bob Sullivan, president and CEO of the Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc. (SANCA) This announcement not only recognizes Bill’s service and commitment to the organization, it helps to launch NBP’s Volunteer of the Month program, created to support the community and encourage volunteerism at the park for the upcoming event season.
Hoegel, originally from Pittsburgh, has been a volunteer at the park since 2009. His favorite aspect of the park is its accessibility to the community and the economic impact it has to the entire region. When asked what he enjoys most about volunteering, he admitted he liked being part of something that allows him to give back to the community. Furthermore, he noted, that most people don’t realize how important volunteers are to the success of all the great events at venues like NBP, and he encourages more people to sign up and spend time at NBP.
“Our volunteers are extremely dedicated and instrumental in making the events successful at NBP,” said Sullivan. “Bill is one of our original volunteers and he has helped us time and time again with event set-up, parking or various tasks needed. We could not succeed without people like Bill and that’s why each month we have decided to recognize individuals for their loyalty and hard work. The monthly decision will be based on a set of criteria we have established.”
SANCA’s volunteer program provides a wide range of opportunities for residents looking to make a difference in the local community. Between the roster of regional, national and international events and local community events, there is plenty of work and something to fit all interest levels and schedules.
For more information about volunteering at Nathan Benderson Park contact Sarah Kupiec at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://nathanbendersonpark.org/volunteering.html.
The Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc. (SANCA), is a not-for-profit business created to manage Nathan Benderson Park, a Sarasota County park and world class, multi-use sports venue. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for our community and be an economic generator for the Sarasota-Bradenton area. SANCA’s primary purpose is to develop and promote Nathan Benderson Park as a world class event center, team training site and Sarasota County Park, while providing outreach programs through recreation, safety training, education and volunteering as a service to our community.