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Wyche receives prestigious YMCA Red Triangle Award

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Friday, November 9, 2012

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Tommy Wyche, left, receives the YMCA Red Triangle Award from Scot Baddley, CEO of the Greenville YMCA. Wyche is the 21st recepient since the Greenville YMCA opened in 1876.

Tommy Wyche, left, receives the YMCA Red Triangle Award from Scot Baddley, CEO of the Greenville YMCA. Wyche is the 21st recepient since the Greenville YMCA opened in 1876.

Greenville attorney Tommy Wyche received the YMCA Red Triangle Award Thursday, joining a select group of 20 previous winners since the Greenville YMCA opened in 1876.

The award is given in recognition of exemplary volunteer service to the Y. It honors those who have given generously of their abilities, their resources, and their time, in order to advance the work and the mission of the YMCA.

Wyche's nature photography is featured on the interior walls of the Caine Halter Family YMCA.

Other Red Triangle recipients in recent years are: Rick Pennell, Minor Shaw, the late Bob Coleman, Ralph Hendricks, the late Judd Farr, Mary Sterling, Paul Goldsmith, Gally Gallivan, Frank Halter, Danny Schaaf, and Ben Keys.

“Tommy was instrumental in the acquisition of the property for the Y on Cleveland Street back in 1960 and in fundraising for its construction. He played a major role in the rebuilding of this, our flagship branch, in 2008. He has, through volunteer service as a board member and donor, helped to improve and expand our outreach and mission in this community," said Scot Baddley, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greenville. "He has had a positive impact upon generations in this community.”

“Tommy Wyche is a man of extraordinary vision.  His quiet, creative leadership and determination have transformed our community, not only in Greenville but also in our entire Upstate region," said Shaw. "The quality of life we enjoy today in Greenville and the Upstate is a direct result of Tommy's visionary leadership and commitment over many years. We would not have the Hyatt, RiverPlace, the trees on Main Street, much of what we have in Reedy River Park, or the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, without Tommy's leadership and determination.”

Wyche has been with his law firm, Wyche Attorneys at Law, for more than 60 years, practicing in areas ranging from corporate to environmental to tax law.

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