On December 14th, board members of the Whitpain Recreation Association gathered for a special evening at Blue Bell’s Bluestone Country Club, inviting past presidents, township officials, and special guests to honor its “Volunteers of the Year” for 2022.


As one of the largest volunteer-based youth sports organizations in the state of Pennsylvania, the WRA is only made possible by the outstanding contributions of coaches, commissioners, and other members who volunteer their time and energy. Our Volunteer of the Year Award honorees, as selected by the WRA board or its sports chairs, represent individuals who went above and beyond in 2022 to enhance the experience of our athletes, coaches, and sports families.


Please join us in congratulating 2022’s Volunteer of the Year Award recipients…


Baseball Volunteer of the Year

Patrick Brett


Basketball Volunteer of the Year

A.J. Russo


Field Hockey Volunteer of the Year

Lauri McCallum


Soccer Volunteer of the Year

Anna Lall


Softball Volunteer of the Year

Heather Closs


Travel Basketball Volunteer of the Year

Alicia McNiven


Travel Soccer Volunteer of the Year

Patrick Bailey


Board Volunteers of the Year

Mark Bernstiel and Andy Wirsul


As we now look ahead to a brand new year of great sports memories to be made, the WRA would like to pause and thank these honorees, as well as all volunteers, who contributed to our great organization in 2022.