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The Congressional Award North Carolina Statewide Ceremony & 4-H Kick-Off presented by Smithfield Foods will recognize Congressional Award Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalists and showcase the Foundation’s 4-H partnership in the Tar Heel State.
The kick-off will also embrace the spirit of The Congressional Award and 4-H programs by organizing an on-site service project. Youth participants will assemble hundreds of hygiene kits for deployed U.S. military service members.
Charlotte Motor Speedway
5555 Concord Pkwy S
Concord, NC 28027
Thursday, August 16, 2018
9:30 a.m. EST
Approximately 100 attendees, including Members of Congress, youth Congressional Award Medalists and family/friends, corporate and community leaders, and partnering organizations.
Smithfield Foods, a global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, will serve as the Title Sponsor.
U.S. Representatives Richard Hudson (NC-08) and Alma Adams (NC-12) will present the awards on behalf of Congress.
The event will also welcome special guest NASCAR Driver Aric Almirola of Stewart-Haas Racing.
Medalist contact information and award biographies are available upon request.
Event sponsorship opportunities are available here.
The Congressional Award is the U.S. Congress’ only charity and the highest honor bestowed upon a young person through the Senate and House. Established by Congress as a public-private partnership in 1979 under Public Law 96-114, the program recognizes initiative, service, and achievement in youth ages 13 ½ – 23.
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