The Illinois Alliance of YMCAs has named State Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) their 2015 “Legislative Hero.” The award is given to a member of the General Assembly who has helped to advance the mission of the YMCA organization, which is to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility.
“It is incredible to be by honored by such an amazing organization,” said Senator Syverson. “The YMCA has contributed immeasurably to the health of Illinois residents, while providing wonderful programs for youth throughout the state.”
According to the Belvidere Family YMCA’s Jen Jacky, she nominated Senator Syverson for his tireless support of the YMCA and its operations and community work. She added that he has consistently and fiercely advocated for the YMCA Child Care Assistance Program, demonstrating the Senator’s belief in the value of the program.
“Even with the tight budget constraints we currently find ourselves experiencing, we have to support the types of programs, like those provided by the YMCA, that truly make a difference in people’s lives,” said Senator Syverson. “I thank them for this recognition and look forward to continuing to serve as an advocate to protect and promote their valuable services.”
Senator Syverson receives the “Legislative Hero” award from Belvidere Family YMCA’s Jen Jacky.