City of Philadelphia - Former Army Soldier, National Team Athlete and Olympic Teams Coach, Robert ‘Robi’ Powers, who founded the all volunteer nonprofit, American300 was honored this past week by Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter at a special reception in the City.
During the ceremony, Mayor Nutter reeled off a list of Powers major accomplishments: “Robi not only co-hosts the Philadelphia Marathon with me, he runs a nonprofit mentoring program that provides a critical mentoring service to our troops on military bases around the world.” This is a personal achievement, and we’re very proud of him as a city,” said Nutter, who presented Powers with the city’s Liberty Bell Award.
“Robi is just an amazing veteran who has distinguished himself as one of the most widely recognized military mentors in the country,” Nutter said. “He is in the singular category of military supporters who have dedicated themselves to the service of taking care of our men and women in uniform.”
Powers, who recalled the 8 years of working with the city to conduct Mayor’s Office sponsored outreach events for the Troops, said the recognition by Mayor Nutter and the city, “is very humbling and will be shared with all of the volunteers at American300, who continue to work with those who protect and serve so that freedom and liberty may continue to ring loudest throughout the world.”
For more information on Powers’ nonprofit effort: www.American300.org