Teddy Reiser, 48 of Topeka, has been named the 2015 Sunflower State Games Volunteer of the Year. For the fifth consecutive year, Teddy has given his time to the Sunflower State Games by volunteering for the organization’s various Cycling events. Reiser volunteers for the Games because it allows him to provide support to his friends in the Cycling community. “Knowing that I can help make these events run smoothly, and see old and new friends is all worth every minute I give. What better way to watch family and friends race if I cannot, by supporting the events they have entered,” said Reiser. “Without the Sunflower State Games, many of us would not be able to participate in such a diverse selection of sporting events; regardless of our skill level, just having the ability to participate is the joy in it all.”
The Volunteer of the Year Award is designed to recognize volunteers who exceed expectations to support and contribute to the success of the Sunflower State Games. “People like Teddy Reiser allow for our participants to receive a quality experience at the Sunflower State Games. Our volunteers are critical to any success that we enjoy as an organization,” said Executive Director, Mitch Gross.
Reiser, who works for Capitol Federal Savings as an IRA Administrator, is a Cycling enthusiast. Not only does Teddy Volunteer for the summer Cycling Road and Gravel races, but he also finds time to support the Sunflower State Games sponsored Cyclocross and Team Time Trail races held each November and April respectively. Teddy is also a member of the Knights of Columbus at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
The 2015 Sunflower State Games were held July 10-26 in Topeka. 8,117 athletes participated in 47 different sports. The Sunflower State Games is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote physical fitness and active lifestyles for Kansans of all ages and skill levels. To learn more about the Sunflower State Games and the Volunteer of the Year Award, please visit www.sunflowergames.com.