Senator Mensch Presents Citation to Pennsburg Resident Inducted into Keystone State Games, Inc. Hall of Fame

     Harrisburg – On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) presented Mr. Joseph Swartz with a proclamation recognizing his induction into the Keystone State Games, Inc.’s Hall of Fame. 

Mr. Swartz, who resides in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, has been involved with the PA Senior Games and Keystone State Games for 16 years.  He has also been a participating athlete and sport coordinator for the Senior Games.  Mr. Swartz is a member of numerous organizations, has volunteered countless hours to different sports, and has coached youth groups from grades 3 to 12 in different portions of southeast Pennsylvania. 

“The Keystone State Games Hall of Fame honors key individuals throughout the history of the event who have been instrumental in making it a reality,” said Mensch.  “Inductees exemplify the spirit of amateur sports and the promotion of physical fitness.  Mr. Swartz serves as Vice President of the Keystone State Games Board of Directors.  Any definition of a full and productive life must include service to others.  Through his many initiatives to benefit his community and by his personal example, he clearly reflects the true spirit and mission of the Keystone State Games.”

The Keystone State Games was created as a result of a resolution by Representative Joseph R. Pitts (Chester County) and approved by the Pennsylvania General Assembly in 1980.  Keystone State Games Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, was formed in 1983 with the help of former Governor Richard Thornburgh. 

Since its inception Keystone State Games, Inc. has attracted over 500,000 participants of various age groups into their events.  Their primary focus is for the athletes, their families, and all of the volunteers to have a memorable sporting event experience like no other throughout Pennsylvania.

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