Alliance for Safe Kids Honored to Receive The Randy Zapakin Yorktown Community Service Award
On December 3rd at the Holiday Electric Lights Parade in Yorktown, the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) was the recipient of the fifth annual Randy Zapakin Yorktown Community Service Award. This community service award honors outstanding individuals and community groups who provide volunteer services to Yorktown. It has been established in memory of Yorktown’s Randy Zapakin, who was killed near his home on Farm Walk Road while he was walking his dog on Nov. 8, 2012.
“Zapakin is remembered as a compassionate and generous member of the Yorktown community,” said Erica Stanzione, Director of Communications and Partnerships at ASK. “He represented and embodied the Yorktown spirit and in his memory and recognition of his commitment to our community, we are honored to receive such a meaningful award.”
“There are so many positive people involved in ASK,” said Yorktown Judge Sal Lagonia. “I love the attitude which permeates their entire existence. They show everyone how a positive outlook and a ‘can do’ attitude will go a long way in the community portion of rearing our young people.”
“While the community members and students that volunteer with ASK don’t do so for any sort of recognition, it is incredibly humbling and heartwarming to be recognized in such a thoughtful way,” said Liz Talbert, Coalition Coordinator at ASK. “Although this award comes to us based on past community service, we look forward to continuing to donate our time and talents to promote awareness and prevention of substance use, abuse and other destructive behaviors damaging to our youth.”
In 2017 and beyond, ASK will strive to continue to emulate Randy Zapakin’s unwavering spirit of community service.