The Des Moines Area Sports Commission has named Suzie Glazer Burt as honorary chair of the 2014 Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympic Games, which will be held in Des Moines July 22 through Aug. 2. Burt was chosen because of her philanthropic contributions to local charitable organizations. She has served in various leadership positions, including with the Hospice of Central Iowa Foundation, Variety Club of Iowa, Drake University and the Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa. Greg Edwards, president and CEO of the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau and Des Moines Area Sports Commission, said Burt has been "an excellent advocate for the Games."