Volvo for life Awards Winners Continue Volunteering Missions
View Hero Stories at www.volvoforlifeawards.com
(NEW YORK) Feb. 1, 2006 - One year after being named “America’s Greatest Hometown Heroes,” Volvo for life Awards winners continue to make extraordinary efforts in their communities and throughout the nation.
Led by Volvo Cars of North America, the Volvo for life Awards (www.volvoforlifeawards.com) is the nation’s largest search for and celebration of hometown heroes. Each year, the Volvo for life Awards provide winning heroes in the categories of safety, quality of life and environment with charitable contributions of up to $50,000.
Volvo for life Awards heroes that continue to make a difference include:
About the Volvo for life Awards
Over the past four years, more than 10,000 other local heroes across the United States have been nominated for a Volvo for life Award. View hundreds of hero stories by logging onto www.volvoforlifeawards.com.
In March, Volvo will announce the names of 100 semi-finalists for the fourth annual Volvo for life Awards and honor their individual accomplishments with a Certificate of Merit. Three finalists in each nomination category will then be selected.
A panel of distinguished judges representing some of the world’s foremost experts on conscience, care and character - including Hank Aaron, Senator Bill Bradley, Richard Branson, Caroline Kennedy, Maya Lin, Paul Newman, Dr. Sally Ride, Eunice Kennedy Shriver and last year’s top winner, Hope Bevilhymer – will name one winner for each of the three categories. The category winners each will receive $50,000 to be donated to the charities of their choice. The remaining six finalists each will receive a $25,000 charitable donation.
On April 12, Volvo will honor the three category winners at the Volvo for life Awards Ceremony in New York City at the Rainbow Room. Each year the event features top music entertainment and a celebrity host, as well as documentaries profiling the category winners. The grand award winner, selected by the judges, will be named “America’s Greatest Hometown Hero” and presented with a Volvo car every three years for the rest of his or her life.
To learn more and to nominate a hero, visit www.volvoforlifeawards.com. A Spanish version of the site can also be accessed at this address.
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