A couple from Canton has been recognized for their dedication to the YMCA.
Amy and Todd Stormant of Canton are the recipients of YMCA of Metro Atlanta’s 2013 Volunteers of the Year award.
The Stormants were honored for their service at the G. Cecil Pruett Community Center/Cherokee Outdoor YMCAs. They will be formally honored at the agency's annual volunteer recognition dinner on Monday, Nov. 4.
"The Stormants are stellar volunteers and advocates of the Y through their soccer coaching and relationship building," said John Hicks, executive director of the Pruett Family Y in Canton. "Amy and Todd championed the Striker Soccer Academy program. They worked with Y staff to merge into the existing and substantial academy program based out of the Northwest Y in Kennesaw. They have grown a committed soccer team, introduced a pre-academy program and continue to be strong advocates of the Y in our community."
Todd Stormant said "volunteering with the sports program gives us a way to give back, and we’re deeply touched by the people we meet at the Y."
Amy Stormant added the YMCA's financial assistance provides children with the opportunity to participate in sports, "keeps these kids out of trouble and allows them to develop into people who have a good work ethic and are willing to help others."
A registered and licensed dietician, Todd Stormant works in the Georgia Department of Public Health as a Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition unit manager while Amy Stormant is the owner of a photography and video company, AMAM Productions.
They have two children.