The Michael J. Diggins Community Service Award will be awarded to Emilio Mancino. Among many accomplishments, Emilio is one of the founding and current mentors of the Fresh Start Mentoring program at West Seneca West Senior High School. He has also taught student athletes as a volunteer instructor for the Buffalo Police Athletic League Sport Camps Track and Field “learn by doing” program. Emilio has also earned numerous West Seneca West Students of Excellence most influential teacher selections, along with various Coach of the Year Awards. We are extremely thankful for the efforts of Emilio!
The Tim O’Neil Good Samaritan Award will be awarded to Erik T. Bohen for his continued work and support for events and charities that have left an enourmous impact on the Western New York Community. Erik’s work goes far beyond the Ryan Purcell 5K by assisting numerous other events and organizations such as the MMA5K, Timon Fall Challenge 5K, and the Run Jimmy Run Charity 5K, among many others! Erik has been the recipient of Goin’ South’s Annual Irishman of the Year Civic Pride Award which recognized his numerous efforts to support and promote the community.