What an incredible honor to be recognized by the City of Fort Collins as the 2011 recipient of the Spirit Award! Dennis has the biggest heart, is such a kind soul & has incredible motivation in order to train and recruit athletes to touch so many beautiful people across the country. We could not be happier to be supporting Athletes in Tandem & have such respect for everything Dennis had accomplished~
To view the Athletes in Tandem award acceptance, please click ahead to minute 29:00.
Spirit of Fort Collins http://www.fcgov.com/cityclerk/2011mayors-awards.php
This award recognizes an individual, business, or organization who exemplifies the spirit of assisting persons with disabilities in our community.
2011 Spirit of Fort Collins Award Winner
Athletes in Tandem, a local non-profit created by Dennis Vanderheiden
Athletes in Tandem was nominated by Hettie Hueber:
‘I’ve never met Mr. Vanderheiden or any of his volunteers or any of the challenged athletes who participate in his program. What I have seen is the excitement and pride on the faces of everyone involved when Athlete In Tandem teams cross the finish line, along with the respect and excitement they inspire in race spectators.’