Prosser Memorial Health was honored with the Prosser High School (PHS) Gene Webb Memorial Award at the annual Prosser Booster Club Athletic Banquet on May 29.
Named in honor of Gene Webb, a 1951 PHS graduate, the award recognizes a community member or local organization that demonstrates exceptional support for the PHS athletic program. Until his death in 1957, Webb attended virtually every PHS athletic event, both home and away, and the award is given in his memory for those who share that demonstrate that same spirit and dedication to PHS.
At Tuesday’s banquet, PHS Athletic Director Bryan Bailey praised Prosser Memorial’s ongoing support of PHS athletics, commitment to the health of the student-athletes, assistance to coaches and dedication to enhancing the health of the local community as a whole. From providing free sports physicals for students to teaching CPR to coaches to providing sideline coverage for athletic events, Bailey expressed gratitude to the organization’s providers and employees.
Prosser Memorial’s Stephanie Ingvalson, PT, and Beth Knapinski, director, were in attendance to accept the award on behalf of the organization. Numerous students who participate in Prosser Memorial’s Health Occupations Course were also honored for their academic, athletic and co-curricular involvement and accomplishments at the banquet.
“Communities thrive when local residents and organizations partner in support of each other. Prosser Memorial is proud to enhance the health, wellbeing and development of the next generation through ongoing support of local schools, athletic programs and other co-curricular activities,” Knapinski said. “It is our privilege to care for our local students and their families, and we thank Prosser High School for this recognition.”
Pictured: Prosser Memorial employees and PMH/PHS Health Occupations Course students accepted the award on behalf of the organization at Tuesday’s banquet.