SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (December 1, 2017) – Western New England University head football coach Keith Emery was presented with the Community Spotlight Award by Revitalize Community Development Corporation (Revitalize CDC) at the organization's 25th anniversary celebration on Tuesday evening at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Emery was recognized for his team's commitment to community service over the last decade. The Western New England Football program has been involved with Revitalize CDC since 2006, volunteering several times each year with projects that include cleaning up and renovating residences in the Springfield area for families in need. This past August, the team provided yard cleanup and debris removal at the home of Springfield resident Sophia Jeffery along with another city resident.
Emery, who has also served on Revitalize CDC's Board of Directors for the past three years, completed his 13th season at the helm of the Western New England football team this fall. He led the Golden Bears to an 8-3 record (5-0 CCC Football) and the program's third consecutive (fourth overall) conference championship. His overall record stands at 86-49 (.637), including 37-7 (.841) over the past four seasons.
About Revitalize CDC: Since Revitalize CDC's (RevitalizeCDC.com) inception in 1992, the organization has completed almost 700 homes with the help of 10,000 volunteers investing $35 Million into Western Massachusetts. In the past year, Revitalize CDC completed 76 home repair, modification and rehabilitation projects on the homes of low-income families with children, elderly citizens, military veterans and people with special needs. Revitalize CDC focuses on making meaningful improvements on homes to help reduce energy use, save money, and create a safe, healthy and sustainable living environment for our residents and the community.