On Jan. 8, the Optimist Club of Kutztown presented the Nolte family with $300 in gas cards to help with the many expected trips to Philadelphia during Niki’s fight with leukemia.
Keeping in mind the “Friend of Youth “ International slogan for Optimist Clubs everywhere, Kutztown has once again proven why they are one of the leaders in the Atlantic Central District, covering Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and a part of New York.
Pictured are Melissa Nolte, Niki’s mother and Don Sechler, Secretary of the Kutztown Club, making the initial presentation to Mrs. Nolte. After the presentation, Mrs. Nolte was informed that there is even more in gas cards waiting for their family’s use.
Niki was attending Penn State main Campus when her cancer reappeared, forcing her to leave Penn State for the time being. Niki has been featured in the Patriot and Reading Eagle along side of Anthony Myers, who was diagnosed with brain cancer, and whose father is Assistant Principal at Kutztown Area High School. She has also received support throughout the NCAA Collegiate swimming community across the country.
This is the second family in four months that the Optimist Club of Kutztown has helped financially that have been affected by a form of cancer. The first family being that of 2 ½ year old Jackson Radcliffe from Fleetwood.