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Joe Clay – March Ambassador of the month

March 9, 2015

This is one in a series of question and answer sessions with Family & Children’s Place ambassadors, young business and community leaders helping build support and awareness of the agency and its work.

Joe ClayQUESTION:  Why did you get involved as an Ambassador with F&CP?
ANSWER: I grew up in a small town and saw firsthand how ignoring abuse toward kids can affect their lives. If by being an ambassador I can help change one child’s life, then it’s all worth it to me.

Q: What’s your day job?
A: I’m a sales representative for Liberty Mutual.

Q: What person do you consider to be your greatest influencer in terms of your own personal values?
A: My dad. I still live by some of the quotes he would say to me as a kid.

Q: What has been your favorite project as an ambassador so far?
A: The Caper. Being a part of the event and having my kids there to help.

Q: What do you hope to achieve by age 50?
A: Have the freedom to travel to all of my son’s games all over the country as he plays college basketball. Yes, I’m confident he will be that good. Did you see the kid at The Caper?

Q: What does a perfect day look like to you?
A: (deep breath) Wake up at 6:15 a.m., to play basketball. Go to work for a half day. Play a match of tennis at Central Park around 1 p.m., and then pick the kids up from the bus stop and take them to Seneca to play tennis, soccer and basketball.  Clean up and go to Red Robin with the family for dinner.