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Thank You First Responder to Honor Chrissie Meacham & Lynn Offerdahl with the Doug Stepelton “Culture of Thank You” Award

– Sponsored by The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation ~ Introducing

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (March 15, 2021) – Thank You First Responder (TYFRO) announces the recognition of Fort Lauderdale residents Chrissie Meacham and Lynn Offerdahl as the recipients of the Doug Stepelton “Culture of Thank You” Award for outstanding commitment to our Local Hero First Responders on Mach 19th at 6PM at the Delray Beach Tennis Center during the TYFRO Celebrity Pickleball Pro-Am Tournament.

The Thank You First Responder organization is honored to recognize Fort Lauderdale residents Chrissie Meacham and Lynn Offerdahl for their tireless, volunteer support of First Responders,” said TYFRO cofounder Stanton Smith. “Front line heroes engage the pandemic daily in ways we can’t imagine – let’s display our collective gratitude.”

“The John Maxwell Foundation (JMLF) is proud to support the mission of Thank You First Responder,” said George Hoskins, Executive V.P. of Community Solutions. “Gratitude is the hallmark of the Doug Stepelton Award and Chrissie Meacham and Lynn Offerdahl will carry this torch with distinction in the true spirit of the “Culture of Thank You” the organization seeks to create.

Current COVID Socially Friendly and Physically Distanced Event Schedule:
(Note: Masks required at all times when not playing, eating or drinking in stands).

Friday, March 19th
⇨  6pm to 7pm: TYFRO VIP Celebrity/Player Fundraising Reception with Silent Auction and Pro Player Meet and Greet. Presentation of Doug Stepelton “Culture of Thank You” Award. Musical performance by Matt Jackson of the First Responder National Anthem Song. Food provided by Batch Gastropub.
⇨  7pm to 9pm: TYFRO Celebrity Pro-Am Fundraiser Engage Pro-Celebrity Exhibition/Round Robin at the Delray Beach Tennis Stadium

A Pro-Celebrity exhibition including local police, firefighters, military veterans and front-line workers will be teamed up with Pro Pickleball participants like DBPO Hosts: Senior Pro Gold Medalist, Steve Kennedy, National Champions and Delray Beach residents, Leigh and Anna Leigh Waters along with local sports, media and entertainment celebrities for a fun, round robin Pro-Am. For more information visit: 2021 APP Tour Delray Beach Pickleball Open Press Release

About John Maxwell Leadership Foundation:The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation marries influence and resources with desire and engagement. Top-tier leaders in the key streams of influence work together to create transformation. The Maxwell Transformation Process (MTP) becomes the conduit for leaders to see positive change in their countries and communities. The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation grows leaders to transform their world, and we are doing it one community, school and country at a time! For more information, please visit and

About Thank You First Responder:Thank You First Responder (TYFRO) is a grassroots 501(c)3 effort whose purpose is to raise awareness, support, celebrate, honor and most importantly create a “Culture of Thank You” for all of our Nation’s First Responders for the difficult job they do every day by putting their lives on the line to protect and enhance our country and way of life. TYFRO supports the creation of a national day of recognition by the U.S. Congress and partners with Mental Health First Aid to facilitate learning engagement with First Responders.  For more information, please visit or call 954-762-7000. Watch our Official Music Video.


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