Dr. Andrew Sorensen to be Honored by Indian Waters Council

June 11, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – June 11, 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 First Citizens Bank, Palmetto Health, Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, Carolina First and BP Barber, is scheduled for 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 Boy Scouts of America 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 samplings from the area’s finest restaurants, beverages 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 and Venturing programs.  To purchase tickets or become a sponsor, please contact Sandy Boozer at (803)779-8388 ([email protected]) or visit www.indianwaters.org.

Founded in 1916, the 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.