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Bringing Home the Gold

Indy's Child Wins Top Awards

April 2012

Something super recently happened to Indy's Child at the Parenting Media Association's annual conference in San Antonio, Texas. We brought home two gold awards! We won the gold award for "Most Improved Magazine" in the country as well as the gold in the "Editorial and Design" category. Congratulations staff!

Speaking of super, I was pleased to read that a forum was going to be held on how to keep our city energized, our volunteers keen to finding other opportunities, and the legacy of Super Bowl 46 continued.

Mark Miles has always been an innovator and what better person to suggest a pathway for our citizens to follow. His great talent has always been to network with organizations and leaders to find a common focus.

Mark, chairman of the board of the 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee, previously served as CEO of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for 15 years. He had to network with elite players, tournament organizers and the alphabet of worldwide tennis organizations. Managing those personalities was a personal feat!

Working with Allison Melangton, president and CEO of 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee, had to have been Mark's favorite assignment. Allison, who previously worked for 12 years at USA Gymnastics where she directed 100 national and international events, was well aware of the networking and marketing necessary to make our Super Bowl the best ever.

I believe both Allison and Mark had the right mix of talents!

Over 10,000 volunteers worked side by side willingly with paid staff. Have there ever been more volunteers mobilized?

So where do our readers come into this legacy? All of you can become "Super Yous." Our city and our children need mentors, volunteers, and people who want to continue this legacy. Most of you volunteer at schools, athletic programs, and your own special organizations. The opportunities to give of your time, treasures and talents are abundant. I am certain that one of Mark's suggestions will be to communicate to Indy residents places where their services are truly needed. So get out there Indy, and become a Super You!

If you want to be a volunteer in the parks or schools supervising or teaching kids to play tennis, you are welcome to a free three hour training at the Barbara S. Wynne Tennis Center, April 14 from 1-4 pm.

Please e-mail me for details: bb@thewynnes.com. We have lots of kids who would love to have an adult help encourage their tennis development.

Believe me, we can help you find something special to do to become a Super You!

Barbara Wynne is the founding publisher of Indy's Child Magazine.

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