For Immediate Release: 10/25/2021 5:40 pm
The City of Worcester on Monday, Oct. 25, joined by community funding partners from the United Way of Central Massachusetts, Greater Worcester Community Foundation and The Hanover Insurance Group, presented another round of prizes to winner's in Worcester's Youth Vax Giveaway.
City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. joined Health & Human Services Commissioner Dr. Matilde Castiel in an award ceremony at City Hall, which also featured the launch of the Worcester #PostVaxLife Youth Vaccine Ambassador video campaign.
The Youth Ambassador program is run in partnership with the Prevention Research Center at UMass Medical School.
Brittany Pham, 21, Jack Abdelnour, 15, and Lillian Uvanitte, 14, each won a brand new TV, courtesy of United Way, GWCF and Hanover Insurance. David Orellana, 15, won a new SE bicycle, courtesy of Worcester Earn-A-Bike.
Jason Murillo, 15, was not present, but won a new iPad.
The City previously awarded a TV to 24-year-old Brianna Grover McKenna and 15-year-old Nadia Eshun, along with two Nintendo Switches to Diana Davis, 22, and Fianna McGinn, 14, in a ceremony featuring Mayor Joseph M. Petty.
Monday's prize giveaway featured Kim Salmon, assistant vice president, community relations, The Hanover Insurance Group; Tim Garvin, president and CEO of United Way of Central Massachusetts, Jacog Vazquez, philanthropy officer, GWCF; and Brian Monteverd, Worcester Earn-A-Bike.
Also on hand was photographer George Annan, and Youth Ambassadors Ivory Henry, Jean Herrera, Ace Mejia and Jayson Dominguez.