LETR – Ken Davis Unsung Hero Award recipient Marsha McCorkhill
Each year, a special law enforcement volunteer is honored with the Ken Davis Unsung Hero Award. The award is given annually to a member of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) community who exemplifies the standards set by the late Ken Davis for community service and dedication to the mission of Special Olympics Oregon.
This year it is our privilege to bestow this year’s award to retired Coffee Creek Corrections Captain, Marsha McCorkhill. See Marsha receive her award at the premiere showing of Fall Virtual Games Ceremonies and celebrate her work with us.
Marsha exemplifies the spirit of this award in all areas of her service with Special Olympics Oregon. She is a parent of an athlete, local program volunteer, and LETR leader who tirelessly upholds the mission of inclusion through sport for all Oregon children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Marsha has served on the LETR Council, demonstrating her commitment to the mission in her work and on the field of play as a volunteer coach and mentor. Marsha’s efforts have brought fun, athletics, and comradery for the individuals she served at Coffee Creek by bringing unique fundraising programs to adults in custody and her peers in corrections professions such as fun run and walking challenges. Her efforts have benefitted SOOR with the funds they raised and by bringing awareness of SOOR’s mission and sharing the joy of sports with individuals who are re-entering communities after incarceration.
Marsha’s dedication to LETR and SOOR was most notably visible when she represented Oregon law enforcement in a Final Leg Torch Run for the 2013 World Games in South Korea. “I was told that I brought hope to their county by S. Korean athletes and it was such an honor,” recalls Marsha.
Marsha’s efforts as an LETR leader are exceptional and represent the spirit of the Unsung Hero Award to its fullest. We congratulate Marsha McCorkhill and thank the greater LETR community for their service to this mission.