The Bully Spirit Award

The highest honor bestowed by the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation.
Presenting the 2022 Bully Spirit Award recipients: Mike & Peggy Bullinger.

“Work hard, then play hard.”


From their dogged pursuit of the American dream to the fun they have with their children and grandchildren, that motto has taken Mike & Peggy Bullinger far. They built a modest home improvement company into a thriving success—which brought the opportunity to invest in communities for which they care, like Medora.


Spend five minutes watching this video to learn more about Mike and Peggy Bullinger, and see exactly how great of an impact they’ve had on Medora.

The Bully Spirit Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation to an individual or couple who have committed extraordinary effort and dedication to fulfill and advance the mission and vision of the foundation: to connect people to Medora for positive, life-changing experiences.


Bully Spirit Award recipients will be known for their extraordinary efforts to share the history of Medora, Harold Schafer, and Theodore Roosevelt, their impact through volunteerism, their generosity, their care for the landscape, their optimism which fuels action and achievement, and their extraordinary, positive impact on the greater world in which they live.


Watch this video to learn more about the Bully Spirit Award.


2021: Bill & Jane Marcil

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2020: Jim & Joanne Kack

2019: Frank Larson

2018: Rolf Sletten