Comptroller Franchot to Present 2013
Schaefer Award to Frederick’s Jason Mecler
-Mecler’s JoAnn Garrett Classic Kickball Tournament Benefits Area Charities-
WHO: Comptroller Peter Franchot
Hilda Staples, Volt Restaurant Group
WHAT: Comptroller Franchot will present Jason Mecler with the 2013 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Awardfor Frederick County. Mecler is the founder and organizer of the JoAnn Garrett Classic, a kickball tournament and concert that benefits area cancer charities. This event, started in 2006, brings in thousands of dollars for local charities each year. Hilda Staples, co-owner of Family Meal restaurant, nominated Mecler for the award.
The Comptroller created the award to honor the legacy of public service exemplified by former Governor, Comptroller and Baltimore City Mayor William Donald Schaefer. One winner will be selected in each of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions and Comptroller Franchot will present the award to the winning individual or organization this Spring and Summer.
WHERE: Family Meal restaurant
880 N. East Street
CONTACT: Christine Feldmann, 410-260-6346 (office), 443-336-0215 (cell)