Lovie Twine has been employed at UCP Seguin since 1998, serving as Accountant in the Accounting Department. She had an urge to give back to the organization in an area that she and her family love – the sport of basketball. In 2007 Lovie offered to volunteer her time as the coach for UCP Seguin’s Special Olympics basketball team. Over the course of the next seven years she led the “Penguins” to win a multiple medals in Illinois State Special Olympics competition, including garnering a number of state titles. She worked to foster teamwork and sportsmanship, guiding and challenging the partici¬pants to improve both their basketball skills and their self-esteem through her positive, yet firm leadership. Lovie also included her children in her volunteer efforts, bringing them to games to be cheerleaders and assist with practices, and to State Special Olympics championship competitions, even paying for her own hotel rooms and otherwise giving of her time, talent and treasure to bring enjoyment and a sense of achievement to people with disabilities.