community volunteer thanked by Lord Coe
volunteer from Burnham who has helped hundreds of young people
get involved in sport was thanked in person by London 2012 chief
Lord Coe on Saturday (July 27th).
Smith, 21, received a VIP invitation to meet Sebastian Coe at
the official opening of the Copper Box Arena in Londons
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park during the Anniversary Games.
arena, which hosted handball events during last year's Olympics,
has been re-opened to the public to mark the one-year anniversary
of the Games.
is one of 70 volunteers across the UK recognised as 'Community
Games Shining Lights' in recognition of their efforts in organising
sporting and cultural activities.
organised two Community Games events and has another two planned,
and was also one of the organisers of the recent Burnham Youth
who was also awarded the SASP Community Games honour at the Somerset
Sports Awards last month, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The day
went very well - it was great to be thanked by Lord Coe for all
the volunteering work I have done with community games in Burnham.
I felt really proud to represent Burnham-On-Sea at such a big
Activity and Sports Partnership director Colin Johnson said: "Jonathan
been working tirelessly to ensure people in the Somerset area
are able to avail of sport and cultural activities through the
Community Games programme."