KSR’s own Freddie Maggard was surprised tonight with the “Doug Flynn First” Community Service Award, a trophy given to the Kentuckian who gives back to the state of Kentucky with time, talent, or resources.
Jacob Tamme, Doug Flynn, Mitch Barnhart, and Matthew Mitchell are just a few of the past recipients of the award.
Here was the announcement, followed by Freddie’s reaction to receiving the honor:
– Ryan Lemond (@ryanlemond) October 15, 2017
If you know Freddie, you know the state of Kentucky is engrained in his DNA, and there is not another person in the state that deserves this award more than him. In his free time, Freddie gives back to his hometown of Harlan, KY and the surrounding communities his time, support, and money to help in any way he can.
When he’s not giving back to his hometown and those in need in Eastern Kentucky, he’s helping out those in the Lexington community. Whether it be a close friend or family member, someone in the Big Blue Nation, or a complete stranger, Freddie would give the shirt off his back and every dime in his pocket if it meant someone got what they needed to not only survive, but thrive. He has taken the term “selflessness” to a whole new level.
Freddie has taken me under his wing and has given me opportunity after opportunity to put me in position to succeed, and that is something I am infinitely grateful for. And I am just one of the countless people he has impacted. He’s a role model to everyone that has had the privilege of meeting him, and I am lucky to be one of those individuals.
“You’ve done good, I’m proud of ya, and I love ya”