COLUMBIA, SC – July 20, 2008 — The Indian Waters Council, Boy Scouts of America’s 2008 Distinguished Citizen Award will be presented to Dr. Andrew Sorensen, President of the University of South Carolina, at the Taste of the Riverbanks Region event. The event, presented by BP Barber, Carolina First, First Citizens Bank, Palmetto Health and Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough will take place Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 5:30pm at the Columbia Museum of Art.
The Distinguished Citizen Award represents a unique way to reflect on the importance of Scouting, while paying tribute to a model citizen. Dr. Andrew Sorensen’s contributions to our community through his leadership, commitment to education and community service reflect values at the core of the Boy Scouts of America’s mission. The Indian Waters Council is pleased to be able to recognize Dr. Sorensen at such a significant point in his career, his impending retirement as President of USC.
This award is presented by the Indian Waters Council to an individual who has distinguished himself through outstanding contributions to enhance the quality of life in our area. Past recipients include: Ike McLeese, I.S. Leevy Johnson, Stephen G. Morrison, Michael J. Mungo, Governor Mark Sanford, Mayor Bob Coble and Sheriff Leon Lott.
The evening will feature signature items from area restaurants and caterers as well as cocktails and live music. Proceeds from the night’s event will benefit the Scouting programs of the Indian Waters Council. Scouting promotes positive character development, leadership skills and physical fitness to both boys and girls through Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Exploring, Learning for Life, and Venturing programs. To purchase tickets, please contact Dawn Darby at (803)750-9868 ([email protected]) or visit www.indianwaters.org for more information.
Additional Sponsors for the event are:
AT&T Nexsen Pruet, LLC
Chernoff Newman Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak &
Colonial Life SCANA Corporation
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. Southeastern Freight Lines
Homeowners Mortgage Enterprise USC Board of Trustees
Kahn Development Company Wilbur Smith & Associates
Lexington Medical Center
Al’s Upstairs Italian Restaurant Nick’s House of Pizza
Blue Marlin Rebecca’s
The Clarion Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Columbia Convention Center Shane’s Rib Shack
DeLucca’s Villa Tronco
Founded in 1916, the Indian Waters Council serves more than 10,000 youth and adult volunteers in the central South Carolina counties of Bamberg, Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, and Saluda. To learn more, or to get involved, visit www.indianwaters.org.