Roger Uber

Daily Point of Light # 3190 Apr 27, 2006

Daily Point of Light Award for
National Volunteer Week – April 23-29 2006

Roger Uber is one of the winners of a special judging of the Daily Point of Light Award being honored this April during National Volunteer Week. Sponsored by the Points of Light Foundation, National Volunteer Week is about thanking one of America’s most valuable assets – our volunteers – and calling the public’s attention to all that they do to improve our communities.

Learn more about recognizing your volunteers.

Roger is a member of the Boy Scouts of America and volunteers as a “Lunch Buddy,” with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, having lunch with a young boy at the grade school weekly. Active with People First, a local advocacy group, Roger helped raise money in 2005 for Relay For Life – Garrett County Hospice. Roger also serves in many roles as the official host of the Special Olympics Maryland Winter Games in Garrett County.

During the most recent Winter Games, he served as the athlete representative for the Games Evaluation Team, as an official at the Cross Country & Snowshoeing venue, a speaker at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and filled in at the awards ceremony as a general volunteer. Roger has never met a stranger. He literally loves his neighbor, is always giving of himself, and encourages others toward success. One of Roger’s Special Olympics coaches’ states, “He lives to help others. Our lives would have a great void without him.”