Gary Flather began volunteering with Southwestern Youth Association (SYA) in 1989 as a coach. He subsequently served as a Commissioner for Little League, Babe Ruth and basketball. In 1995 he joined the SYA Board and in 2000 became Treasurer. Since 2002 he’s been president of the organization, and has been instrumental in the establishment and construction of SYA’s 120 acre Sports Park which will eventually contain eleven ball fields and trails. Currently, SYA serves 13,000 children between the ages of four and nineteen by providing opportunities in thirteen different sports.
“Gary has devoted countless hours to the betterment of the youth of the Centreville community through his involvement with SYA,” said Kathy L. Smith, Sully District Supervisor. “…. It is through Gary’s efforts that there are opportunities for the young people in Sully District to be active and engaged, and to become better young men and women,”