1989 Community Service Award
This year our Community Services Award goes to another husband and wife team … Robin and Willie (Billy) Fields.
For over twenty years, Robin and Billy have been involved with youth. It all began when their sons, Craig and Mark, entered elementary school and continued up to, and beyond Craig and Mark’s college education.
You could always find Robin and Billy’s van, truck or car filled to capacity with kids and/or parents. Their travels carried them in and out of the state of Michigan and on occasion, transportation was provided for cheerleaders to a basketball or football game.
It was not uncommon for the Fields to transport kids to and from basketball or football camps. Many neighborhood youngsters were also transported along with the athletes to sports events.
Weather was never an obstacle for Robin and Billy were at sports events, winter, fall, spring or summer.
Transportation was not the only good deeds Robin and Billy provided for youngsters. They were instrumental in seeing that the athletes were fed before games along with parents that volunteered to help serve and prepare food.
They sponsored banquets for athletes and absorbed the expense for trophies and certificates for everyone, including the coaches.
Their community involvement also included participating in Booster Clubs and Community Advisory Councils. They have received many awards … from elementary level to college level … for their generosity to youngsters. One award Robin and Billy are especially proud of is the “Brave of the Year Award.” They received this award from Whittier Junior High School which was the first award given to them for Athletic and Scholastic Achievement Recipients.