By Clyde Hughes | AC JosepH Media
GLOUCESTER â€“ Former Philadelphia Phillies outfielder and coach Milt Thompson, Camden County Sheriff Gil “Whip” Wilson and Pastor Kevin Brown, of The Perfecting Church in Sewell were named winners of the Gloucester County NAACP 2009 Game Changer Awards.
The awards will be given at the Gloucester County NAACP 2019 Black &White Game Changers Gala on Sunday, Nov. 3 at Auletto Caterers in Almonesson from 5-9 p.m.
Thompson will be given the community service sports award. He played with the Phillies from 1986-88 and again from 1993-94. He was a coach with the Phillies from 2004-2010. He was the Phillies’ hitting coach when the team when they won the 2008 World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Wilson and Brown will be receiving the award with their wives, Martha Wilson and Angela Brown, respectively as the 2019 Power Couples of the Year. Kim and Daniel Spence, of St. Matthew’s Baptist Church will also receive a Power Couple of the Year award as well.
Other awardees include:
*President’s Award: Tom Braddock, principal, Evergreen School, Woodbury and Maxine Bagley, National Coalition of 100 Black Women Southern New Jersey Chapter.
*Corporate Excellence: Lisa Morina, Jefferson Hospital, Sewell
*Community Service: Russell Bates, Winslow Township
*Community Service-Sports: Milt Thompson, former Philadelphia Phillies Outfielder
*Faith Based Award: Rev. Andre Brown, Mount Olive Baptist Church
*Government & Public Policy: Julie Peterson, vice president, Winslow Township School Board
*Law and Public Service: Jose Rosado, Camden County Prosecutor’s Office
*Excellence in Higher Education: Dr. Jeff Hand, Rowan University
*Excellence in Secondary Education: Caroline Yoder, Williamstown High School
*Veterans Award: Roosevelt Farrow, U.S. Marine Corp
*Journalism Award: Al Thomas, president and CEO, South Jersey Journal
*Next Generation Youth Award: Devon Walker, Williamstown High School
*Young Adult Phoenix Award: Quandell Igelsia, Entrepreneur/Inspirational Speaker
Clyde Hughes, editor of Front Runner New Jersey.com and owner of AC JosepH Media, will be the keynote speaker at the event. The chair of the event is Michael Cesaro. For more information on the Gloucester County NAACP 2019 Community Game Changers and the Black & White Gala, email president Loretta Winters: Lwinters1010@gmail.com