Walker Honors Honors Victory Junction Volunteer Larry Wagner as August Community Hero of the Month

August 2, 2017
Press Release

RANDLEMAN, N.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) on Tuesday honored Randolph County's Larry Wagner as the Sixth District Community Hero of the Month for August 2017 at Victory Junction camp in Randleman, N.C.

Each month, Walker awards a constituent, business, or organization in his district for displaying extraordinary acts of service and for making a difference in the lives around them.

Larry Wagner has been the volunteer Archery Instructor at Victory Junction Camp since 2005. Victory Junction is a camp that enriches the lives of children with chronic medical conditions and serious illnesses by providing life-changing camp experiences. When Mr. Wagner began volunteering at Victory Junction, he found a place that included three of his passions:  archery, kids, and volunteering. Over the past twelve years, Mr. Wagner has built the archery program that has inspired countless children to participate in the sport of archery, and he has developed special bows to accommodate children in wheelchairs. His creativity is a model for other camps, even as far away as Australia. One of Mr. Wagner’s former campers, Kyla, now shoots for her school’s archery team and has placed 3rd in Special Olympics.   
 
"It is my privilege to honor a man who has given so much and been a source of hope and joy for so many children and families," Walker said. "Larry Wagner has the unique ability to help children reach their full potential in a sport that many would think impossible for them to achieve. He sees opportunity where others see limitations. It is individuals like Larry—the “unsung heroes” of our community—who should inspire us all to invest more in the lives of others."  
 
Wagner was presented with a certificate and a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol.

The above image shows Walker and Wagner together at the presentation. The images below are also from Victory Junction with the bottom image showing (from left to right): Walker, Victory Junction Chief Development Officer Mark Schumaker, Wagner, and Victory Junction President and CEO Chad Coltrane.