WHEATON – Western DuPage Special Recreation Association volunteer Sue Novicki will be named a Wheaton Good Citizen tonight by the city council for her work with the organization, according to a WDSRA press release.
Novicki has been volunteering for the program since its inception 37 years ago, when she discovered it while looking for special programs for her then five-year-old son, Rob. One of her main focuses in her time at WDSRA has been helping the Special Olympics bowling team after Rob joined when he was 16.
She has been providing assistance there for the last 25 years. She has also helped with the drama program, swim team, Boy Scouts, and music programs, among others, all as a volunteer.
The Good Citizen award recognizes residents who have given unselfishly to the community and made extraordinary contributions to it. WDSRA serves more than 4,500 children and adults with special needs and offers Special Olympics and adapted sports programs, dance and art programs and social clubs and camps in the Chicago suburbs.
The ceremony is Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m. with a reception preceding at the Wheaton City Council Chambers.