Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., the leading labor and employment law firm serving employers in the greater Springfield area, announced today that one of its partners, Attorney Timothy Murphy, will receive the “Man Enough to Be a Girl Scout” award presented by the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts.
The award will be presented during the 2017 ToGetHerThere award luncheon on Friday, November 3 at the Tower Square Hotel in Springfield. The event will honor five difference makers who “have all shown exceptional achievements in their careers, are an inspiration for their colleagues, make contributions to our community and embody our mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place,” according to the Girls Scouts’ website.
Attorney Murphy, a Springfield native who lives in Wilbraham, is very active within the local community. He sits on the board of directors for Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and served as a Big Brother for eight years. He has served as a Springfield Public School volunteer and participated in the Fresh Air Program, hosting a 12-year-old from New York City for a week.
In addition, Attorney Murphy is a member of the board of directors for the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce, as well as a member of their executive and legislative steering committees. He is a member of the World Affairs Council and the Town of Wilbraham Finance Committee. He also recently joined the board of directors of the Hampden County Bar Association and Community Legal Aid.
Attorney Murphy, who has two daughters and one granddaughter, said that one of the most rewarding experiences he’s had is coaching elite female soccer players, which he did for about 12 years. “I enjoyed seeing them develop their skills and display their spirit, strength, athleticism and competitiveness,” he said. “They played with a pure spirit in the way the game was meant to be played.”
For more information about the Girls Scouts’ ToGetHerThere luncheon, or to purchase tickets, visit gscwm.org.