CASPER, Wyo. — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming held its 25th Annual Awards & Recognition Breakfast on Wednesday morning at the Ford Wyoming Center.
During the ceremony, Casper’s Mitch and Lilly Zimmerman were honored with the Distinguished Service Award, and Lance Neiberger was given the Mick & Susie McMurry Cowboy Code Try Award for his work on suicide prevention.
Governor Mark Gordon was on hand for a speech, as was Wyoming Superintendent for Public Instruction Megan Degenfelder, who introduced the Youth of the Year finalists. Dubois sophomore Isabelle Norris spoke after being presented as Youth of the Year.
Casper’s Brook McCarthy gave an extemporaneous speech as WyoTowne Mayor.
The keynote speaker was Taya Kyle, widow of Chris Kyle, a United States Navy SEAL sniper who wrote the bestselling book “American Sniper.”
The breakfast is held annually to help cover the operating costs for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming. As of Wednesday afternoon, nearly $601,900 had been raised from the event, according to CEO Ashley Bright.
A previous version of this post had the incorrect name for Lance Neiberger. It has been corrected.