And The 2016 Community Hero Is...

Direct Auto & Life Insurance is proud to recognize Dale Presely of Orlando, Florida, as the 2016 Black History Month Community Hero Recipient for his outstanding service to his community.

Dale has served as a mentor and sports coach for over 25 years. He founded both Voice in the Wilderness, a non-profit for troubled youth, and the Black Student Union at Wekiva High School in Orlando, as well as supporting anti-violence initiatives in his community such as "Stop the Killing, Start Living" movements. He is truly the embodiment of a community hero.

Direct sponsored the Community Heroes Contest for the first time in 2016 as part of its Black History Month celebration .

The goal of the contest, which ended on Feb. 15, was to recognize outstanding citizens who are making a positive impact on their community through volunteer service, mentorship or dedication of their resources. In addition to Mr. Presely, other 2016 winners were: Mike Scott of Orlando, Fla. (2nd place) and Samantha Stitcher of LaGrange, Ga. (3rd place).

For more information about the Community Heroes Contest of Direct's Black History Month celebration, visit: .

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