Wildcat Football Director Will Kullman was named the recipient of the 2015 Mike Young* Volunteer of the Year Award. Annually the Executive Board of the Londonderry Wildcats accept nominations for the Volunteer of the Year Award. This year the board received several nominations from Wildcat families for several Wildcat members. In selecting the winner of the VOY award the Executive Board selected Will Kullman as having the greatest positive impact to the Wildcat and NH AYF football organizations.
Will, the Wildcat Football Director and new to the board in 2015, helped manage several events above and beyond his role as football director. Initiating the inaugural Wildcat Football Jamboree in August 2015 Will managed the effort for this very successful event. Featuring over 24 teams from a dozen different NH football programs the jamboree was a rousing success and one the Wildcats hope to make an annual event. Secondly, when no other program in NH volunteered to host the annual all-star football games the Wildcats stepped forward to take on responsibility. Will and his team managed the entire process from coach selections, player try-outs, practices and finally hosting of games at LHS. Again a rousing success and one the Wildcats hope to build upon in 2016.
Not only did these efforts support the Londonderry Wildcats but went a long way in supporting pre and post season activities for all of NH AYF football. Thanks and congratulations to Will Kullman the LYFS Mike Young Volunteer of the Year.
* - Mike Young was a former Wildcat board member having served as both Football Director and Football Equipment Officer. Though having left the board many years ago Mike continued to return and support the Wildcats. For several years Mike would volunteer on game days at the concession stand. One would often see Mike helping set up for the days events and lending a helping hand on the grills. Every year Mike would also help at Old Home Day. This past August in the blistering heat Mike helped set-up concession for the days activities and even spent part of the day helping prepare food.
What’s all the more remarkable was Mike. For those that were not aware Mike was, for several years, on the list for a heart transplant. Nothing however could stop Mikes big heart and love for the Wildcats. A week before Christmas this past December Mike finally received his heart transplant. Initially recovering from his surgery Mike unexpectedly passed after the new year. In honor of Mike’s dedication and support for the Wildcats the Wildcats have re-named the LYFS Volunteer of the Year Award the Mike Young LYFS Volunteer of the Year Award. Congratulations Will and thank you Mike.