Davis Recognizes Inspirational School Employee from Mt. Olive on House Floor
Davis recognizes Bob Hudzik on the House Floor. Click here for full video of his remarks.
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Bob Hudzik, a constituent in my district who has made a profound difference in his community.
Bob, a world champion dart player and custodian at Mt. Olive High School, began Darts for Kids, a nonprofit organization that hosts an annual dart tournament. The proceeds go to families of children with life-threatening illnesses, usually to contribute to the cost of unforeseen medical expenses. Their first tournament in 2013 raised about $10,000 and today, Darts for Kids has raised almost $175,000 and helped over 90 families with medical costs for their children.
I recently cosponsored legislation that shines a light on individuals like Bob Hudzik. H.R. 276, the RISE Act, would establish the Recognizing Inspirational School Employees Award Program within the Department of Education to highlight the dedication of education support professionals like Bob.
Bob is a perfect example of the people that make our communities great. I could not be prouder of all that Bob has done to better the lives of families in Mt. Olive, Illinois. Keep up the great work, Bob!