RECOGNIZING BILL SAMPLE; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 5
(House of Representatives - January 10, 2019)

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                        RECOGNIZING BILL SAMPLE

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair recognizes the gentleman from 
Pennsylvania (Mr. Fitzpatrick) for 5 minutes.
  Mr. FITZPATRICK. Mr. Speaker, yesterday our Nation recognized 
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, and I am proud to stand here 
today with my colleagues to express our gratitude to the brave women 
and men who sacrifice for our safety each and every day.
  I would like to recognize the memory and legacy of one law 
enforcement officer who left an indelible mark on families in Bucks 
County and beyond. Bill Sample, a Chalfont resident who passed away in 
2014, was a Philadelphia police officer who founded the Sunshine 
Foundation in 1976.
  Based in Southampton, the Sunshine Foundation, which seeks to help 
chronically ill, physically challenged, and abused children from 
underserved families, was inspired by Bill working protective duty at 
St. Christopher's Children's Hospital. To date, the Sunshine Foundation 
has answered over 40,000 dreams of deserving children.
  Mr. Speaker, I speak on behalf of our entire community when I say 
that I am thankful and we are all thankful for our law enforcement 
community and for officers like Bill Sample. We want to thank him and 
all law enforcement officers for their service and applaud the work of 
the Sunshine Foundation.


                       Recognizing Caleb Byelich

  Mr. FITZPATRICK. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize an 
outstanding young citizen in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, who at only 8 
years old is already making a substantial impact in the lives of the 
underserved in our community.
  Caleb Byelich, a student at Neidig Elementary School in Quakertown, 
held a hot cocoa stand last month with the goal of raising $100 for the 
Upper Bucks Code Blue Shelter, a program that advocates for the 
homeless in upper Bucks County.
  To say that Caleb's stand was a success, Mr. Speaker, would be an 
understatement. Through selling hot cocoa and with the help of 
additional donations that came in days later, Caleb was able to raise 
$1,715 for the Upper Bucks Code Blue Shelter.
  We applaud Caleb for his remarkable work, and I look forward to 
seeing his accomplishments in the years to come. We would also like to 
thank his parents, Loren and Alicia, for instilling in him the values 
of service and compassion.
  We would also like to extend our gratitude to Pastor David Heckler of 
St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church for his coordination of the 
Upper Bucks Code Blue Shelter.


                       Recognizing Vincent Kabaso

  Mr. FITZPATRICK. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize an individual 
in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, who recently accomplished a major 
feat in his industry.
  Vincent Kabaso of Ambler has become the first Professional Golf 
Association member from his home nation of Zambia, a country of 17 
million people. Vinny currently works as a golf professional at 
Talamore Country Club in Ambler.
  Vinny's love of golf came at a very young age. After graduating from 
high school in 2004, he studied in England and Scotland before becoming 
a coach on the Zambia national golf team. He later came to the United 
States where he served as a golf professional in Connecticut before 
moving to Pennsylvania.
  In addition to his golf talent, Vinny has also founded a nonprofit 
organization and he is also an author. He established the Raised by the 
World Foundation, which assists students at the University of Zambia 
and provides used equipment for young golfers.
  Mr. Speaker, we applaud this major professional achievement of 
Vincent Kabaso, and wish his wife, Hannah, and daughter, JoAnna, all 
the best. Our community appreciates their service and their 
accomplishments.

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