Exchange Club of Kiawah-Seabrook Foundation presents Angel Oak Award to Mr. Al Sines

Mr. Al Sines of Kiawah Island received the Exchange Club of Kiawah-Seabrook Foundation's Angel Oak Award on May 17th at an event held at Wingate Place on Johns Island. 

Al works as a sidewalker at CATR, supporting students to ride and build experience with their equine partners. In addition to helping the rider with their horse, Al makes connections with the students, getting to know them and providing support and encouragement until the student is an independent rider.  According to Al, “The best day as a volunteer at CATR is the day you’re “fired” because your student has grown and learned so much that they no longer need your help.” In his acceptance speech he admitted that helping out at CATR has been the most rewarding of his experiences as a volunteer on Johns Island.

There are lots of volunteers in our community and a lot of organizations that need assistance.  Al Sines is a model of a volunteer going beyond their original roles and helping to make an organization better. He’s an ideal recipient of this year’s Angel Oak award.



Al Sines accepting the award.                           Bob Leggett and Jack Wilson presenting check for $ 5,000 to CATR

Kenna Brookshire, Coleen Trepen, Al and Grace Sines

Inger and Derek Fyfe and Ray and Lucy Hoover

Past Honorees - Mary Hill, Shirley Salvo and Charlotte Moran

Susan Leggett, Lyn Magee and Marty Penkhus