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INDIANAPOLIS -- A track & field advocate for more than 45 years, Thom Confer of Orange County, California, has been honored by USA Track & Field and The Hershey Company as the 2017 USATF Milton Hershey Award recipient. Created by the partnership between USATF and Hershey, the Milton Hershey Award annually honors an individual whose volunteer contributions to youth track & field and fitness have positively affected the lives of young people.
Confer will receive his award on July 25 as part of the Opening Ceremonies at the 2017 USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Championships in Lawrence, Kansas.
Confer’s volunteer work spans from coaching to administration, including most recently heading up the USATF Southern California Association RunJumpThrow program, which has impacted close to 20,000 children over the last two years.
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