Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri recently honored two longtime supporters of the Club with the inaugural Legacy Awards, held April 28 at the Sedalia Country Club. John and Pam Lindstrom and The W-K Family of Dealerships were both recognized for their longtime support and advocacy of the Club and the children it serves.

“It was an honor to include John and Pam Lindstrom and The W-K Family of Dealerships in the inaugural Legacy Awards,” said Executive Director Gary Beckman. “Their passion and advocacy of the children Boys & Girls Club serves truly shows their dedication to the community and its next generation of leaders.”

Leaving a legacy and inspiring the next generation of leaders was the theme of the morning. When introducing his parents, RJ Lindstrom noted when Pam stepped down from the board in 2010, she mentioned to him that he might consider joining the board himself.

“Between the two of us we have 19 total years of serving on the board,” RJ said. “It’s a tradition of generational giving and I am beyond proud of the legacy they’re leaving.”

In her acceptance speech, Pam spoke of the long legacy of Boys & Girls Club and the accomplishments it has seen over the past 60 years.

“It’s been a legacy of successful fundraising, of looking forward, of growth and expansion, of generational involvement and leadership of Boys & Girls Club,” she said. “A legacy of giving from one generation to the next, a legacy of giving from the heart.”

Introducing corporate honoree The W-K Family of Dealerships was Coach Kim Anderson, a longtime friend of the Weymuth family who noted, “the Weymuth name is synonymous with giving and service all across mid-Missouri. We have been friends for many years and no where will you find more loyal, generous and caring individuals.”

Accepting the award on W-K’s behalf, Ken Weymuth spoke about the importance of giving back to the community.

“My dad taught us that you give back and support the community that supports you,” he said. “It takes a village to raise a child and I am darn proud to be part of this village, helping Boys & Girls Club in this community.”

The awards breakfast was capped off with a donation drive, which rose more than $13,000 for the Club.