2020 Night of Champions President's honorees

WillPower Ties Founder, Former National AMBUCS President to Receive President's Award at 2020 Night of Champions
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SAVANNAH, Ga. - May 20, 2020 - PRLog -- Will Howell, a Darien-based entrepreneur, and Kevin Sheehan, who heads an organization dedicated to improving the lives of differently abled people, will receive the President's Award when the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society holds its 11th annual Night of Champions later this year.

The event was originally scheduled for April 2 but was postponed due to the coronavirus crisis. A new date has not been determined.

"Our Night of Champions is a wonderful event that allows us to salute employers and employees who demonstrate, every day, the value of inclusive work spaces," said event chairman Tom Kenkel. "To add to that, each year we present our President's Award. This year, we are privileged to honor two outstanding men whose efforts have directly impacted the quality of life for so many families in our area."

Sheehan and Howell met when Sheehan was in Darien to attend a football game between McIntosh Academy and Benedictine Military School. On a trip to the concession stand, Sheehan saw the Howell family and noticed Will had difficulty walking. He approached the Howells and offered to give Will the chance to ride a bike of his own. Now, Will uses his Amtryke to ride to the post office and mail his WillPower Ties orders. WillPower Ties donates a portion of each sale to AMBUCS.

In addition to the presentation of the President's Award, the Night of Champions will recognize outstanding employer/employee partners.

Last year's honorees included Erik Glasford, Effingham Health System; Meghan Mayle, Bubba Gumbo's Seafood Restaurant; Reginald Horton, The Savannah Bananas; Chris Mayor, DIRTT Environmental Solutions; and Chris Holt, Tybee Island YMCA. Amy Wright, owner of Bitty & Beau's Coffee, was the recipient of the 2019 President's Award.

LDSS's ongoing programs include Camp Buddy for children with Down syndrome, the annual Buddy Walk in Forsyth Park and weekly support meetings held for people with Down syndrome along with their families and friends, as well as educational workshops for children.

ABOUT THE LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) supports people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership, support, outreach, education and advocacy. Meetings are held every fourth Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact. LDSS encourages the whole family to attend; children of all ages are welcome. LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. For more information about LDSS, visit https://ldssga.org

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