Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Atlantic County will celebrate October as Disabilities Awareness Month with the presentation of the 34th annual Donald J. Sykes Award to two county residents in recognition of their outstanding achievements and contributions to our community on Tuesday, October 17.
Each year honorees are nominated by area organizations, family or friends for their positive attitudes, personal accomplishments and their success in enriching the lives of others. The awards presentation is a cooperative effort of the Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services and the Atlantic County Disability Advisory Board.
“These honorees encourage us to appreciate our similarities as well as our differences,” stated County Executive Dennis Levinson. “We applaud their achievements and remarkable abilities to meet and overcome life’s challenges. They are shining examples for us all.”
Established by the county in 1989, the ceremony was later named in memory of Donald J. Sykes, a longtime community advocate and former chairman of the county’s Disabled Citizens Advisory Board.
This year’s honorees include Andrew Scheffey of Margate and Mike Bersani of Linwood.
For more information about the Donald J. Sykes Awards ceremony, contact 609-645-7700 ext. 4386. (TTY, please use 711).
For information on disability services, contact the Atlantic County Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) at 1-888-426-9243.