2006 Heroes Among Us - Meet our 2006 Honorees: Pamela A.M. Campbell, Leonard Milcowitz and Edward Lyons, and Robert L. Ulrich. Click on the "Read more..." links to find out more about them from articles published in the December 2005/January 2006 issue of the Paraclete.

Pamela A.M. Campbell

A speeding car slammed into Pamela Campbell’s vehicle as she sat at a red light during a blinding snowstorm in Washington, D.C., in 1984. The violent jolt changed her life forever. It took months for Pam, then a special assistant to U.S. Sen. Paula Hawkins, R-Fla., to regain use of her right arm. She returned home to St. Petersburg to heal. She attended physical therapy three times a week for six months. When she received an insurance settlement, she used it to chase her dream of becoming a lawyer. Read More

Leonard Milcowitz and Edward Lyons
It all started when Leonard Milcowitz, a man with a passion for baseball (he still plays in senior leagues), approached his partner, Ed Lyons, an admitted "sports illiterate,” with the idea of exercising their shared strong sense of giving back to the community by sponsoring children to attend baseball summer camp. Lenny had read about former professional baseball player Roy Silver and his desire to work with children in the context of baseball, so Lenny called him and asked to get together. From there, the seeds of Extra Innings Youth Foundation, Inc. were sown. Read More

Robert L. Ulrich

Robert L. "Bob” Ulrich is a fearless, gifted,personable, humble visionary leader who has created, developed, directed and led organizations, firms and companies for forty-five years here in St. Petersburg. In fact, he could easily be known as "Mr. Downtown.” When Bob returned to his hometown of St. Petersburg in 1959 with Barbara, his bride of four years and two small children, real estate was dead. Bob remembers it being so bad you could not give land away. Read More







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