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Dr. Jill Biden joins Sen. Murray to honor Auburn's May, others in Golden Tennis Shoe Awards

Tyler May - Courtesy photo
Tyler May
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U.S. Sen. Patty Murray will be joined by Dr. Jill Biden, the Second Lady of the United States, at the 18th annual Golden Tennis Shoe Awards luncheon at the Seattle Westin on Monday.

Biden will be delivering remarks.

Each year, Murray presents the awards to honor individuals whose dedication and compassion have improved their communities and the state of Washington.

This year's award winners are Tyler May, of Auburn, Dr. Saul Rivkin, of Mercer Island, and Deborah Parker, of Tulalip.

Tyler May

May is a 17-year-old senior at Auburn High School.  He has been involved with Special Olympics for two years, and has won back-to-back gold medals in golf.  He is the first autistic athlete to receive an MVP award on any athletic team at Auburn High School.

May is a member of the Special Olympics Athlete Leadership Program, where he speaks at community outreach and fundraising events on behalf of the Special Olympics. He recently took part in the Special Olympics Capitol Hill Day in Washington D.C., where he walked the halls of Congress, asking the Washington State Congressional Representatives and Senators for their sponsorship of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Act of 2013.

Dr. Saul Rivkin

Rivkin is the founder and chairman of the board for the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research.  He founded the Center in honor of his late-wife Marsha who died of ovarian cancer.

Deborah Parker

Parker is the vice chairman of the Tulalip Tribe.  She took an active and prominent role in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

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