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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Barnstable County Human Rights Commission Annual Awards Announcement

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NOVEMBER 29, 2018

The Barnstable County Human Rights Commission is pleased to announce the 2018 Rosenthal and Cornerstone Award Recipients.  The Rosenthal Community Champion Award, was named after Irving Leopold Rosenthal – it is given to those in the public sector who are recognized by their peers, community and associates as individuals who have fostered and supported human rights, concepts, and ideals, particularly those who have worked to advance human rights and to eliminate discrimination

Dan Wolf; CEO of Cape Air, and a two-term State Senator. Family roots began in Philadelphia where Quaker values and education shaped his worldview; graduated with a bachelor’s in political science; he then combined his passions… Cape Cod & airplanes. Returning to the Cape to manage the Chatham Municipal Airport…where he and a handful of others founded what became Cape Air and Nantucket Airlines. In keeping with his principles, Cape Air became an employee-owned company. As Senator, he served as co-Chair of the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development; brought his business, philanthropic, and environmental background to become one of the strongest proponents in the belief that our economy should serve the core beliefs and needs of our citizens fully supporting numerous endeavors. Dan and his wife Heidi Schuetz have resided in Harwich for more than 25 years, raising three daughters, a man who is truly an inspiration…and who brings his human rights avocation to his life, career and family.

The Cornerstone Award is given to individuals recognized by their peers, community and associates as those who have fostered and supported human rights, concepts, and ideals.

Cape and Islands Special Olympics – 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Special Olympics movement. The founder was Eunice Kennedy Shriver. This is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to 5 million athletes and Unified Sports partners in 172 countries. Within the Cape and Islands group provides opportunities for children, young people and adults with a range of special needs and disabilities, in sports as diverse as bowling, swimming, flag football and track and field. The movement also involves an equally wide-ranging group of supporters and volunteers, all of who continue to work to change the way the world sees individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Our sincere gratitude to all recipients, we are grateful to each of you for you continued dedication to promoting the rights of all our residents on Cape Cod.