Rec Sports Spotlight: Woodbine rec honors top volunteer Palumbo
By By Mike Nortrup Times Correspondent
Feb 09, 2014 | 3:00 AM
Many parents drop their children off at their rec team's practice and then leave. But when Kim Palumbo dropped her son, Lorenzo, off at soccer practice about five years ago, she decided to hang around and check things out.
She was interested in staying with her children and also seeing who they were befriending. She found that she was also interested in the sports themselves.
After all, she had played sports herself.
One thing led to another with one sports team after another. Soon, she wound up as an assistant coach for all the sports teams on which Lorenzo and daughter Kallie played.
She has done such a good job of coaching that the Woodbine Rec Council named her its Volunteer of the Year in December. While she says it was a surprise, she also indicated that her selection was a rather poorly kept secret.