By: Emily Myers
Special to Stlouisrams.com
The St. Louis Rams are proud to present the 2013 Georgia Frontiere Community Quarterback Award to four outstanding volunteers in the St. Louis bi-state area. The award, sponsored by the St. Louis Rams and GFI Digital, Inc., honors individuals who exemplify leadership, dedication, and commitment to improving the communities in which they live through volunteerism. The winners were awarded a $5,000 grant for their individual organizations. Mr. Pete Pozefsky is one of these winners for his efforts with the St. Louis Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC).
Pete Pozefsky has been a volunteer with St. Louis Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) for six years, supporting the program’s commitment to the healthy aging of adults 65 in their own homes. With the skills he has acquired as an engineer at Boeing, his nominator, the volunteer coordinator for St. Louis NORC Roberta Goldberg describes him as a “jack of all trades.” He is able to help with handy repairs, computer teaching and installation, amongst a myriad of other tasks that save members a great deal of money. The non-profit estimated the dollar value of the work that Pete has done free of charge to be approximately $26,500. His responsiveness and compassion make him the quintessential perfect volunteer. He has certainly had a life-changing impact on many members by improving their quality of life and helping them maintain their independence.
Pete treats others with the utmost kindness and respect, caring for every individual he comes into contact with while assisting the community he lives in along the way. His selflessness and desire to see positive change through volunteerism represent what the St. Louis Rams look for in a Community Quarterback.
Pete and his fellow winners were all invited to Rams Park for an award luncheon on November 22 to honor their efforts in the community. The winners will also be honored at the Edward Jones Dome prior to the Rams game on Sunday, December 22 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Georgia Frontiere Community Quarterback Awards, presented by GFI Digital, initially began in 2000 as the Community Quarterback Awards, but was renamed in 2008 to honor the late Rams’ owner and chairman, Georgia Frontiere. In the years that have passed, the Rams have donated over $250,000 to community organizations and charities as a result of the program.