Patrick Senn making a difference at Columbus (Ind.) Parks & Rec Dept.
When Patrick Senn stepped onto the campus of Franklin College in Indiana more than a decade ago he was just like virtually every other college freshman: He had his whole life in front of him – and no clue what to do with it.
But then one class changed his life forever.
“When I went to college I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life,” recalled Senn, who these days is the Sports Coordinator of the Columbus (Ind.) Parks & Recreation Department. “I took an Intro to Recreation class and thought that looked like a fun career. I started two weeks after graduation and haven’t looked back.” More...
Kimberly and James: Special people doing amazing work with children
Throughout the year I interview lots of really interesting people – mega talented professional athletes, sports psychologists, recreation professionals – but some of the most amazing conversations I have are with our annual Coach and Parent of the Year award winners.