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Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation community hero
Burgess is originally from New York and has been engaged in community work for 16 years. He spends most of his time coaching youth athletics. His key community contributions include serving with the Beyond Basketball program, where he led bike-riding trips with children; museum visits to Discovery Place Science; and helping to organize and host Albemarle Road Recreation Center’s annual Let’s Eat Together event, which provides Thanksgiving dinner to families in the community. In 2017, this event helped feed more than 200 people.