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Three hundred people were in attendance at SEASPAR’s annual “Believe and Achieve” Banquet, recently held at Abbington Banquets. SEASPAR paid tribute to its program participants and community partners, as well as volunteers and staff at the event. Those in attendance enjoyed a wonderful evening of camaraderie, great food, and recognition of participation and achievement.  SEASPAR honored its many participants at the event. The coveted Athlete of the Year award went to Adam Sikora of  Lisle. Adam has participated in numerous athletic programs during his many years of SEASPAR participation, including  softball, tennis, and golf just to name a few. The Cultural Artist of the Year award was given to Emma Randelman of  Woodridge, who has been involved in SEASPAR’s Glee Club among other programs. The Achievement Award is annually given to a participant who overcame a significant obstacle in his/her life and is an inspiration to those around them. This year’s award went to Phillip Griffin of Brookfield. Phillip serves as an outstanding example of how to believe in your abilities to achieve your fullest potential.  Several staff members were acknowledged for reaching milestone years, and three special staff awards were presented.  JC Woodbury of Naperville was the recipient of the Virtuous Volunteer award, Nicole Suk of Naperville received the Leading Light Award, and April Prescott Downers Grove received the Super Star Award.   Also recognized were individual and corporate SEASPAR supporters within the community. Community Partner Awards were presented to Philip Palcowski of Phillies Pizza, Roy and Laura Spencer of Perma-Seal, and Cesar Cananigo of Fox Valley Bowling Proprietors Association and Lisle Bowl.  Music entertainment was provided by the SEASPAR Glee Club. The evening concluded with a videotape showing highlights of participants in the wide variety of programs offered by SEASPAR.