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Goodwill’s Feeney receives Dave Clark D3 Award

May 18, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida's Megan Feeney, director of Disability Support Services, was honored the D3 Event (Disability Dream & Do), as the recipient of the Dave Clark Foundation's distinguished Pulling Each Other Along Award.

The Dave Clark Pulling Each Other along Award honors the notable contributions of those who have helped others achieve their dreams under exceptional circumstances.

Feeney, of Fort Myers, was recognized April 29 for her contributions as a professional in the disability field.

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On the field for the recognition ceremony were, from left, Doug Cornfield, Megan Feeney, (the boy in background is Trey Clark – son of Dave Clark), Dave Clark and Dave Stevens.

"Megan has been a leader in the community as an advocate for people with disabilities and she has been instrumental in growing Pathways to Opportunity, our day-training program for adults with disabilities," said Fred Richards, Goodwill's vice president of Community Support Services.

The Dave Clark Foundation was founded by Dave Clark, who went on to achieve athletic notoriety as a professional baseball pitcher despite his perceived limitations. As an infant, Dave contracted polio. It stunted his growth and left him without the full use of his legs. But despite that, perhaps because of it, he was driven to excel in physical competition against so-called able-bodied people. The vision of the Dave Clark Foundation is to inspire people to overcome personal challenges and perceived limitations in order to lead satisfying and productive lives.

"Megan and her team exemplify this vision," Richards added.

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. Its mission is to help people with disabilities and disadvantages by offering life-changing opportunities to achieve independence.

Goodwill's programs in Southwest Florida also include, adult and youth employment services, connections to community resources and jobs, small business training classes, disability-accessible housing, a camp for adults with disabilities and more. The retail stores collect and sell donated items and new goods, which help fund the services and programs offered in Southwest Florida. 89 cents of every dollar goes back into supporting Goodwill's programs and services in our Southwest Florida area. The organization is currently in its 51st year of operation.

For more information about Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, visit www.goodwillswfl.org or call 239-995-2106.

For additional information about Dave Clark and the Dave Clark Foundation, visit www.daveclarkfoundation.org/

 
 
 

 

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