Mark DeBruhl Volunteerism Award
Mark dedicated 30 years of his life to public service with the Virginia State Corporation Commission and Hanover County Department of Public Utilities. Following his retirement, Mark obtained a Virginia Teaching License and continued giving back to his community as a substitute teacher at Atlee High School. Mark was a dedicated volunteer and meet official for both our Pebble Creek Swim Team (Greater Richmond Aquatic League) and Hanover Hurricanes (Virginia Swimming). Affectionately called “Dr. DQ”, Mark relished the opportunity to teach the proper way to swim and never shied away from providing feedback to swimmers. He lived his life full of spirit and love, touching the lives of everyone he met. Never one for making grand gestures, Mark preferred to work quietly to encourage friends, students, and swimmers to be the best they could be. It is with that same spirit that the Pebble Creek Swim Team Board, with support from his wife, Jennifer, and his son, Jordan, establishes the Mark. R. DeBruhl Spirit of Volunteerism Awards. Mark loved to sail his boat “Legacy” along the Chesapeake Bay, and we could not think of a finer way to celebrate his legacy than with an award that honors commitment to the Spirit of Volunteerism, befitting of the husband and father that embodied those qualities.
2023 – Jackson Magill, Spirit of Youth
2022 – Izzy Lindsey, Spirit of Youth