KNOXVILLE — Dalton Sauer was presented with the 2016 Seymour Branch Volunteer of the Year award for his outstanding service at the Boys and Girls Club last month.
Sauer is a sophomore at Johnson and is currently majoring in business administration.
He began working at the BGCA last year after attending Seymour Heights Christian Church and finding out they were looking for volunteer coaches at the Seymour location.
Sauer now coaches basketball for all ages, starting with six-year-olds, and helps in the gym.
Sauer devotes time daily to volunteer at the BGCA serving around 15 to 20 hours a week.
His favorite thing about working with the kids at the BGCA is watching them grow and witnessing how fast they pick up new techniques.
Sauer considers himself a mentor to the kids at the BGCA, filling the gap of an older brother to those who do not have older siblings to look up to.
For the duration of Sauer’s time at Johnson, he plans to remain involved with the BGCA, furthering the connections he has made there.
He says he would like to pursue a career at the BGCA if possible and if it is in God’s will for him.
Sauer is appreciative of the honor that comes with receiving this award and hopes to continue making an impact.
“I like to be able to do stuff and lay low—I like people to be able to see the results rather than who is getting the results done,” he said.”I just want to keep making an impact.”
Going above and beyond the service learning hours required at Johnson, Sauer is investing his life in the lives of others for the advancement of the Kingdom.