Community Hero honored today on WPKO (Audio included)
5/30/2014 9:19:12 AM
Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken and WPKO are looking for people who make a difference in our community with our "What are you famous for" Community Hero program. Over the next several months we will recognize those in our area who go above and beyond from your nominations.
Friday's Community Hero was Chip Wall of Bellefontaine. Chip is "famous for" his countless hours teaching our youth soccer. He was nominated by Angie Horvath of Bellefontaine. Here's what Angie wrote: Ibelieve Chip Wall deserves to be nominated as a Community Hero due to his dedication and commitment to the youth in Logan County. Chip has a deep love for the game of soccer and has given countless hours to both the boys and girls of this community to pass on this love while modeling what it means to be a true hero. He has taught the kids the game of soccer, but he has also taught them how to be a good sport and molded their overall characters by the way he leads. Chip is a true example of what it means to be a hero with his devoted attention to the kids and the love he has for all of them. He leads by example using the game of soccer as a way to connect to the kids. Through the game of soccer he is able to change these young lives and help them to see the value of being a productive citizen in society. Some might say Chip is just a "good coach" but to those kids who he has touched, they would say it is so much more than that. Chip Wall is a Hero in the eyes of many!! :)
Chip started the Hi Point Stars soccer club 2 years ago. The club consists of 4 teams (2 of which he coaches himself). The club is almost a year-round activity. Leagues are in the fall, spring, and indoor in the winter.
He has several boys and girls in the program and they have won multiple championships. As of this article the teams have collected 10 titles. But Chip is more about teaching kids about life. He believes his students need have leadership and be someone who can be looked up to in the community. His youngsters do volunteer work in the community on top of practices and games. Recently he took a group to the First United Methodist Church of Bellefontaine for a volunteer day.
The Hi Point Stars continues to grow as teams have changed from 8 players on the field to 11, which means more players are needed. Next week the Hi Point Stars will be holding tryouts for their teams. On Friday, June 6 at 5:30 prospective players can come to Calvary Fields on 68 North Bellefontaine. They are looking for ages U10 & U12 & U14 boys and U13 & U11 for girls.
Chip Wall thanks for a being a positive role model in our community!
Listen to Chip's interview from Friday's Morning Show on WPKO
If there's someone you would like to nominate to be a Lee's Famous Recipe & WPKO Community Hero you can nominate them online here http://peakofohio.com/custom/heroes.cfm and tell us what they are famous for.