By Kristin Rover
Batavia Township Trustees recognized Batavia High School sophomore Zach Brausch for his outstanding volunteer work this summer during their Sept. 9 meeting.
Batavia Township Administrator Rex Parsons said that Brausch recently received the Katie Crowl Award for his work with the Reds Rookie Success League.
“Zach has been a volunteer at a lot of events and received a prestigious award from the Rookie Success League,” Parsons said during the meeting.
Brausch said he received the award during a banquet at Great American Ballpark on July 24.
“I was really surprised,” Brausch said about receiving the award. “I wasn’t expecting anything.”
Parsons said the Katie Crowl Award is named after Crowl who works for the Reds Rookie Success League.
Parsons said Brausch volunteered at the Reds Rookie Success League at the community center this summer.
“He showed leadership skills with these kids,” Parsons said. “He did a fabulous job.”
Parsons said Brausch also volunteered at other camps throughout the Cincinnati area including the A.J. Green Camp and the Jay Bruce Camp.
“He understands the value of mentoring kids and participating in the community,” Parsons said.
Brausch said he enjoyed volunteering at all the camps this summer.
“I liked working with the kids,” Brausch said. “It was neat to see who the kids really are, and it is fun to teach them teamwork to help them later on in their life.”
Trustees presented Brausch with a certificate of congratulations for receiving the award and thanked him for his hard work as a volunteer.
Brausch said he was also surprised receiving the award from trustees.
“I knew I was going to be recognized but I didn’t know I would get an award also,” Brausch said.
Brausch said he wants to thank trustees for recognizing him at the meeting.
He said he plans to continue volunteering and wants to be involved at even more camps next year.