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Shooting Industry December 2011 Digital Edition - Page 19
Lipsey Receives Civic, Philanthropic Award ichard A. Lipsey, chairman of Lipsey’s in Baton Rouge, La., has received the Golden Deeds Award for 2011. The Baton Rouge Inter-Civic Council and The Advocate present the award annually to an outstanding citizen for lifetime leadership and accomplishments in the field of charitable, civic and philanthropic achievement. “I’m just shocked, surprised. I feel so honored that I would be selected,” Lipsey said in The Advocate, Baton Rouge’s daily newspaper. Lipsey has been highly involved in charitable and civic affairs in Louisiana for more than 45 years, serving on many boards, including the local Boy Scout Council, the Baton Rouge Rotary Club, the state and local Ducks Unlimited chapters, the United Way, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, the LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation and numerous other organizations. Lipsey currently serves on the Business School board of Louisiana State University. He is co-chair of the School of the Coast and Environment, past chairman of the Tiger Athletic Foundation and on the board of the Ole War Skule. He also is a past two-term president and current board member of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) and a current member of the board of the NSSF. According to The Advocate’s report, “In the days after Hur- R ricane Katrina, Lipsey helped rescue as many as 80 people from the floodwaters. . Lipsey was among a handful of volunteers who, with the help of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, went into the hardest-hit areas on boats in search of the stranded. The rescued people were loaded into Lipsey’s van and taken back to Baton Rouge, where they were Richard Lipsey reunited with loved ones.” Lipsey grew up in Baton Rouge and says he chose to emulate his parents’ giving spirit. “I learned from them that you’ve got to give back. You’ve got to participate. And you’ve got to do it with love in your heart,” he told The Advocate. For more information about Lipsey’s, visit www.lipseys.com. Visit Us At SHOT Show Booth # 16327 NEW BUSINESS YEAR SUPER ISSUE 2012 • www.shootingindustry.com 19