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Mincio is a 2014 Jefferson Award winner

Islander Kevin Mincio, shown above riding across Nevada to promote his cause, is a winner of a 2014 Jefferson Award for his work and his foundation,“Team Jesse” that raises money and awareness to help veterans.  - File photo
Islander Kevin Mincio, shown above riding across Nevada to promote his cause, is a winner of a 2014 Jefferson Award for his work and his foundation,“Team Jesse” that raises money and awareness to help veterans.
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Seattle’s City Club has selected Islander Kevin Mincio as one of its 2014 Washington State Jefferson Award winners. The winners represent “unsung heroes; those who are making a difference in their community, the nation and the world, through their jobs or volunteer service.”

Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, Mincio left a Wall Street job to join the Army and served a tour of duty in Iraq with a fellow soldier, Jesse. They became close friends. In honor of his friend and other soldiers, Mincio started the Team Jesse Foundation to help families of fallen soldiers by raising money through awareness and events.

A public celebration for the winners will be held from 7 until 8:30 p.m., Monday, April 7, at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle. Tickets are available at www.SeattleCityClub.org or by calling (206) 682-7395.

Click here to read a previous Reporter story on Mincio.

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