We have many who are Torch Run enthusiasts; most we don’t know. We don’t know them because they don’t do the work for the recognition – and that’s why they are deserving of the Letz Award. They are usually in the background working to do more.
About this year’s recipient:
Involved in the Torch Run for 7 years
Is involved in fundraising in both local and statewide fundraising events
Is the agency coordinator for their department, which has raised over $632,000 in the last 7 years
Volunteers to hand out medals at both local and state events
Volunteers at SOMO state events as an event manager
Organizes a Torch Run in conjunction with local school field day events
Serves on the local Polar Plunge committee and has been instrumental in growing this event to where it is today
Serves as a Unified Partner and athlete mentor
In the words of the nominator: “This recipient always has a positive outlook and is always setting goals for not only the law enforcement officers but the athletes as well. This recipient is one of the most positive officers I have had the pleasure of working with.”
The 2016 Letz “Unsung Hero” Award goes to Officer Amanda Geno of Lee’s Summit Police Department.