Monday, February 27, 2012

Richard Lydecker Joins Camp Boggy Creek

EUSTIS, Fla (February 27, 2012) – Camp Boggy Creek has announced the appointment of Richard Lydecker to its Board of Directors. Lydecker, senior partner with Miami-based law firm Lydecker Diaz, is a long time resident of Miami and a community advocate.

“This appointment reflects Camp Boggy Creek’s continued commitment to recruit strong business leaders throughout Florida where we serve seriously ill children. Richard’s knowledge, skill, and expertise will be invaluable to the Camp’s strategic initiatives” said Pat Cooper, chairman of the board of Camp Boggy Creek.

Lydecker is founding partner of Lydecker Diaz. Under his leadership, the firm has grown by more than 50 percent over the past three years. He has a diverse and extensive background in the general practice of civil litigation, with a concentration in commercial litigation, insurance defense, professional liability, First Amendment and media litigation. Lydecker is chairman of the Miami Dade Democratic Party, board member of the Miami Downtown Development Authority, and a member of the Federal Judicial Nominating Committee which nominates candidates to the President of the United States for appointments to the Federal Bench and the US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.

“As a resident and business owner from one of the leading regions in the state served by the camp, I am delighted to serve on Camp Boggy Creek’s board of directors.” says Lydecker. “I have great respect for the accomplishments of the organization and I look forward to assisting in its continued growth and furthering its mission.”


About Camp Boggy Creek
Camp Boggy Creek is a year-round medical camp for children ages 7-16 who suffer from chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Co-founded by actor/philanthropist Paul Newman and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf (U.S. Army Ret.), the camp offers week-long summer sessions and family retreat weekends at no charge to the children or families. It is funded through the generous support of individuals, corporations, foundations and its healthcare partners. Since opening in 1996, Camp Boggy Creek has served over 53,000 children and families and is a member of the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps and the American Camping Association. Learn more by visiting


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