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VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: October, 2019
Zach Sanford, HYPED!
All over the area!
Zach Sanford LIVES UNITED by “promoting health and wellness through skateboarding!” United Way’s Volunteer Connection is proud to recognize Zach as Community Volunteer of the Month for October.
Zach grew up in the area and has recently moved back to the Miami Valley after some time in New York City.
There he worked to improve outcomes for young people in NYC using skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing as gateways to mentoring.
Here in Dayton he works as an Adjunct Professor at UD in Health & Sports Science, but he has also started an organization to promote a healthy lifestyle using skateboarding. Hyped, or “Helping Young People Escape Drugs,” offers skate lessons through Daybreak and the Dakota Center and also encourages an online dialogue among local skaters about the problems caused by opioids in the Dayton area.
“There are so many ways to help others by volunteering in Dayton. I really enjoyed radio reading for GESMV which I’d recommend for anyone looking for a weekly volunteer opportunity that is a little more low-impact than skateboarding! And given all that has happened in Dayton since we moved back in March, I was motivated to come and join United Way’s 9/11 gathering at Courthouse Square recognizing first responders in our area and helping families who have experienced fires by packing kits for them.”
United Way’s Volunteer Connection is proud to salute Zach Sanford as Community Volunteer of the Month for October, 2019.
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