The goal of the Game Loft is to help youth become adults who are caring, confident, competent, connected, and have good character. On April 9th, at the Game Loft’s first annual volunteer recognition ceremony, our young people demonstrated all of those characteristics.
The Game Loft owes its success and indeed its very existence to the tenacity and devotion of volunteers, of all ages and all walks of life.
Members, parents, families, staff, and Game Loft board members all brought a delectable selection of homemade soups, salads, breads, and desserts. St. Margaret’s Church in Belfast graciously allowed the use of the parish hall and its facilities.
The event was made possible by the very volunteers the Game Loft honored. Luke Merrithew assisted with setting up, maintaining, and cleaning up the event. Rob Maresh provided important assistance with cleaning .
Volunteers were recognized for individual contributions, and honored with awards commemorating the time each spent volunteering with the Loft this year. The young gamer volunteers, including Taran and Madryn Evans-Moran, Brittany Saucier, and Lehmann Webb, received special recognition.
Other honored Game Loft volunteers includes David Gaulin, Skip Grant, CJ Hare, Christian Hodgdon, Jordan Hodges, Patrick Howard, Will Hurley, Clayton Martin, Ricky Morgan, Amber Roberts, John Williams and Dakota Wing.
The Game Loft’s newly honored core volunteer force includes Nathan Blake, Dean Hustus, Luke Merrithew, Damiene Roberts, and Reva Soto . The volunteers of the year, Rio Greeley and Damion Saucier, have each already contributed over one hundred hours of volunteer service.
Since July 2009, Game Loft volunteers have donated over 1500 hours of service, which is equivalent to over $17,000 in working hours. Way to go! Don't forget to check out the photo album of this awesome event.