Alfonso ‘Paco’ Garcia Assist Award

He was described by many as a big teddy bear. His unmistakable laugh made others smile. His selfless passion for others is the epitome of the Stream Energy and Ignite spirit.

In May 2012, the Stream Energy family lost one of its longest-tenured and most-loved family members when Alfonso ‘Paco’ Garcia lost his nine-month battle with esophageal cancer.

His witty personality never let up through his final days – joking with friends, visiting with co-workers in the office and continuing to bring smiles to the faces of everyone he knew.

His spirit and willingness to fight and find happiness in each day was unrelenting. As a member of Associate Support, Paco enjoyed helping others better their lives.

To commemorate the positive impact Paco had on our Stream Energy and Ignite family, this past weekend Ignite unveiled the Alfonso “Paco” Garcia Assist Award at Ignition 2013.

This award will be conferred each year on a worthy Ignite Associate who embodies Paco’s spirit of servant leadership and unselfish dedication to helping others. These are the Associates who speak with their actions, through the care and attention they place on lifting others up.

For 2013, Presidential Directors Donny and Sue Anderson were selected as the inaugural recipients in honor of their efforts to lift up their fellow Ignite Associates through training, motivation and leadership.