Boosting Lee County’s effort to steer young adults toward healthy, productive lives connected to their community, the Lee County Sheriff’s Youth Activities League (SYAL) recently announced its new board of directors from its Fort Myers headquarters.
A slate of new officers and members all came on board. Hannah Pelle of United Way now serves as president, while Jay Anderson of Stay Alive…Just Drive was tapped to be VP. Neil Hopgood of Diamond Head Resort & Spa/SunStream Resorts has become treasurer; Colleen Via, Lee County Parks and Recreation, is now secretary; and Lt. Larry King of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office is the new executive director.
One-half dozen additional citizens have been named as directors: Kim Samuelson, Golisano Children’s Hospital; Regina Toops, D.R. Horton; Carrie Root, Children’s Advocacy Center; CPA James Chouinard; Jeffrey Peterman of Fort Myers and Staff Officer Claude “T” Tyus of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
Additionally, Lena Neroni of the Michael DeCarlo Foundation; Joey Belanger of the Fort Myers YMCA; Lisa Weaver from Lee County Parks and Recreation and Susan Malach, MLS title expert, were named as directors.
The Sheriff’s Youth Activities League provides recreational, educational, cultural and social activities for youth in partnership with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to encourage confidence, respect, sportsmanship and other moral attributes in the population served.
Archery, basketball and swimming are among the organization’s popular regularly offered activities; the league also offers driving lessons.
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