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More than words can describeWhen it comes to integrity, energy, flexibility and selflessness, one man has exemplified these qualities while hitting the mark on all fronts –Phil Dant. On Tuesday, November 19, the Indiana Sports Corp hosted their prestigious annual Pathfinder Awards Luncheon at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Over 800 people attended, as the Indiana Sports Corp recognized its assortment of 2013 volunteers including Jeff Saturday and his wife, (retired center who most notably played for the Indianapolis Colts.)
Less than 10 were recognized that afternoon, Phil Dant being one. He was honored for his work in the community as an all-star, volunteering with the Indiana Sports Corp for over 10 years. Dant accepted the “Franchise Player Award,” which is given to the person who has an extensive and formidable resume in volunteering with Indiana Sports Corp. Special Olympics Indiana congratulates Dant on the prestigious award and also recognizes him for his stellar volunteering efforts with Special Olympics Indiana. A dedicated volunteer with over 25 years of volunteerism for this organization, he truly exemplifies a remarkable member of our Special Olympics Indiana family.
“One of my favorite memories happened while volunteering at an annual golf tournament,” said Dant. An athlete had been disappointed with his score and saddened that he could not hit the ball. I spoke with the young man and tried to encourage him. I even reminded him of the Special Olympics athlete oath! After our short three minute talk, he focused; hit the ball, shooting a 70! For anyone who knows golf, that’s great! Moments like that make volunteering beyond worthwhile for me.”
Anyone who knows Phil is immediately touched by his warm spirit and big heart. He is unassuming and does not volunteer to receive accolades –but does it because it fills him with joy! “To be recognized out of thousands of volunteers, I was thrilled!” Dant stated. “The fact that the Indiana Sports Corp could narrow down volunteers with a database of over 12,000 was tremendous! Volunteering means more to me than words can even describe. Whether I am volunteering for the Indiana Sports Corp to provide people with pleasant experiences so they fall in love with this gem of a city we call Indianapolis, or working with the most incredible and ambitious athletes at Special Olympics Indiana, the best way to describe how I feel –is lucky!”
Again, big congratulations to Phil Dant! We are proud.