The 2016 Adelphoi Arnold Palmer Spirit of Hope Award was presented to Adelphoi’s Founding Fathers, Father Paschal Morlino O.S.B., Jim Bendel and Ralph Scalise on May 22 at the Fred Roger’s Center, Saint Vincent College. This award is presented annually to an individual, couple, or family that has influenced youth to achieve their goals and dreams. The event began with a surprise flash mob performed by a talented group of young people from Stage Right!
Over 200 guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction, followed by the evening program. Proceeds from the event benefit the Nellie Briles Fund, which provides career readiness and vocational skills to Adelphoi youth. Proceeds from the reception benefit Adelphoi, a system of agencies headquartered in Latrobe that provide services including group homes, education and day programs, in-home services, foster care and adoption, mental health services and more.