Phil Temples, K9HI, received the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission’s Community Champions Award on behalf of his work with the Courage Center Handiham System. The 30-second ceremony occurred in front of approximately 45,000 football fans at the conclusion of the third quarter of the BC-Wake Forest football game on September 1, 2007. Temples was spotlighted as a result of his Boston College 2007 Community Service Award for his Handiham participation. Awarding the certificate were Lottery Agent Jean Laworski and Mark Cavanagh, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission.
The public address announcer described Handiham a “United Way-funded initiative that brings together experienced amateur radio operators and professional caregivers to provide a learning experience for disabled persons who are interested in radio operation skills.”[See also: K9HI Honored By Boston College For Community Service]