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Rich Hallen Recognized for Outstanding Community Service

January 2000
ETD's Rich Hallen, Staff Scientist, received a Battelle Community Spirit Award for his efforts to build the Bicycle Motorcross (BMX) Park at the Horn Rapids Athletic Complex. Before the complex at Horn Rapids, the nearest BMX courses were in Yakima and Walla Walla. Rich knew how important it was to have a local place for kids, teens, and adults to ride and compete. That's when he became involved in building a local BMX park. Through his perseverance and skills, he motivated volunteers and donors. Through his construction and management skills, he organized work parties to build the track and landscape two surrounding acres. Rich turned the dream of a BMX course into a reality.

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