A Kanawha Valley man is being honored for his charitable spirit. K. Richard C. Sinclair received the YMCA's Spirit of the Valley award on Wednesday afternoon.
The Kanawha Valley YMCA hosts the luncheon every year to honor someone who gives back to the community. Sinclair was honored during the event at the Charleston Civic Center.
"Well, it's a huge honor and I'm really very grateful to the folks who made the selection. I've done a few things in the community and it's nice to be recognized for that, although I certainly wasn't looking for that. It's for it to come my way," said Sinclair.
The proceeds of the campaign benefit the YMCA Community Assistance Scholarship Fund, which assists individuals and families in becoming part of Y membership or programs no matter what their financial circumstances. In 2012, hundreds of children and families benefited from over $245,000 in contributions, allowing them access to YMCA child care, aquatics, youth sports and health and wellness facilities. Recipients can request the program(s) of their choice to receive part of the proceeds.
The goal for this year's Spirit campaign is $300,000.