American Legion Life Changer award given to Camp Casey volunteer

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Bill Briggs, Sr., center, was given the Life Changer Award
for 40 years volunteering to help physically disabled kids
From left Carroll Goering, Bill Briggs and Ken Hubbard

Bill Briggs, Sr., is this year’s winner of the American Legion Post 227 Life Changer Award. Over a 40-year period, Bill enabled several thousand physically disabled kids to attend a week-long summer camp, free of charge.

At different times, he served as Camp Casey cook, counselor, director, fund raiser and benefactor.   He did this as a member of the North Central Seattle Kiwanis club, the Camp Casey sponsor. For enriching the lives of thousands of disabled kids, Bill Briggs richly deserved the 2013 Life Changer Award. The award included a framed certificate signed by the Post 227 commander, Richard Seslar, and a $200 gift certificate for dining in the Sky City restaurant atop the Seattle Space Needle. Bill was nominated for the award by Ray Walters, President of the North Central Kiwanis club.

Post 227 held a luau on September 14 to honor Bill Briggs. Unfortunately, health issues prevented him from attending the luau. Bill’s friend, fellow Kiwanian and WWII Navy veteran, Ken Hubbard, attended the luau to accept the award on Bill’s behalf. Later, Ken and Post 227 member Carroll Goering went to Bill’s home to present the award materials to him.   


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