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Volunteer makes the games his vacation

July 22, 2010


Volunteer Kenneth Kieffer poses with bocce athlete Andrew Dalin of Team Wisconsin after Dalin received his medal.

Thousands of volunteers from around the country have devoted their time and efforts to the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games. Kieffer is using vacation time to take part in the games; he traveled more than 1,500 miles from Gig Harbor, Wash.

Photo: Corinne Burger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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  1. Very proud of you Dad!

    Comment by Meg — July 23, 2010 @ 3:56 am

  2. I can attest to just how wonderful Ken Kieffer is and how very lucky any young person is to have him as a volunteer on their wish. He is currently working on my daughter’s wish and has been such a joy to be around and correspond with. One of a kind!!!!

    Comment by Karen Owen Rehmeyer — July 23, 2010 @ 7:31 am

  3. Ken is a local treasure to many local non-profits as well and can always been seen with a smile like the one in the photo. Enjoy the rest of your vacation Ken!

    Comment by Anne Gillingham — July 23, 2010 @ 12:59 pm

  4. Ken Keiffer is one of the most honorable men I have met.

    Comment by Sincere Hankins — July 23, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

  5. We love you Ken, and it’s no surprise that you are as beloved to other worthy organizations as you are to the Make-A-Wish Foundation!

    Comment by Barry McConnell — July 23, 2010 @ 2:43 pm

  6. Ken, you are amazing!

    Comment by Meredith Fane — July 23, 2010 @ 4:33 pm

  7. We’re proud of you, Ken. You are truly a good man! Hank and Betsy

    Comment by Hank and Betsy Kieffer — July 23, 2010 @ 5:00 pm

  8. What more can I say about Ken!! He’s the best

    Comment by Linda Johnson — July 23, 2010 @ 6:38 pm

  9. Ken, we are so grateful to have met you ( during Make-A-Wish ), your passion giving is truly inspiring. Thank you so much for being you.

    Comment by Bill Green — July 24, 2010 @ 4:12 am

  10. Glad to see that ya’ll beat the heat over there in Lincoln. Ken, rocks! Way to go Mr. Dalin! I am just learning to play bocce:D

    Comment by tom — July 25, 2010 @ 6:01 pm

  11. Ken, you are truly a wonderful inspiration to the rest of us. Thank you for inspiring in me the gift of volunteerism. It is indeed a wonderful gift to me!

    Comment by Patricia Oliver — July 26, 2010 @ 2:38 pm

  12. You never cease to amaze me with all you do ~ you are definitely one-of-a-kind, too bad the we can’t figure out how to “clone” you!!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Mischell Devine-Nunner — July 29, 2010 @ 4:09 pm

  13. This is one amazing man!! A true inspiration to myself and so many others! I am proud to have worked on a wish with you Ken!!

    Comment by Tiffany — July 30, 2010 @ 3:53 pm

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