Report: Congressman recognizes Burke

The Toronto Star reports that Brian Burke met with Congressman John Campbell (R-Newport Beach) privately before Monday night’s game between the Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs:

Burke received a congressional citation for his charitable works while working in Anaheim.

“I was flattered to be acknowledged,” said Burke on Wednesday. “It was really touching.”
Burke was honoured by congressman John Campbell especially for his support of U.S. troops.

“Mr. Burke organized a first-of-its-kind two-day event to support the families of active duty military personnel at the Honda Center in 2008,” Campbell read into the congressional record on Oct. 15. “The event, which included Ducks’ players and their families, welcomed Operation Homefront – a non-profit organization that provides emergency assistance and morale to our troops, the families they leave behind, and injured soldiers upon their return home.”

Campbell also praised Burke for his involvement in Orange County charities.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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