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Longtime Boys & Girls Club volunteer receives national award

Albernell King, Award Recipient Albernell King, Award Recipient
Marvin Laster, Asst. Chief Professional Officer Marvin Laster, Asst. Chief Professional Officer
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

 A longtime, dedicated volunteer with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany earns a prestigious national award.

 Swimming instructor Albernell King is one of 11 people nationwide to receive the 2015 Maytag Dependable Leader Award.
 Over 37-years,King has taught nearly 5,000 children to swim.
 He also was given a proclamation by the Mayor and the National Service to Youth Award from the club. 

“It's just been a real passion of mine,” said Albernell King, Recipient. “I love the water and swimming is something that I can always give back to the children and teach a life skill that will stay with somebody for life."

"This is a huge honor to recognize a person that has been a committed and dedicated leader to our organization for a number of years,” said Marvin Laster, Asst. Chief Professional Officer. “It means a great deal to us.”

 The club also received a $20,000 grant to create the A.B. King Learn to Swim and Water Safety Institute.
  It will pay for swim lessons for 100 kids per year over the next 10 years.

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