Inclusion for All Drives Stevens-Point Rugby Player

June 8, 2020

Jeston Glish has spent years working with special needs youth. For his commitment to creating an inclusive environment for all, the Wisconsin-Stevens Point rugby student-athlete  was a finalist for the 2019 Penn Mutual Life of Significance Award—an award given to a collegiate rugby player that demonstrates the shared values of integrity, respect, loyalty and community.

While working at the Wisconsin Lions Camp over the past four years, Jeston’s ability to build relationships with the campers and his fundraising efforts have helped him become a keystone in the community and the leadership of the organization. Jeston worked with youth who are visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing or intellectually disabled, as well as children with autism or Type 1 diabetes.

In addition to his camp work, Jeston has spent two years coaching Special Olympic athletes in track and field, basketball, and bowling.  He has also served as a coach for the Stevens Point Senior High School freshman basketball team. Continuing his community efforts, Jeston worked for the YMCA in both before- and after-school childcare as well as undertaking an internship through the world-famous Mayo Clinic.

“If more people were like Jeston, respecting people regardless of their situation, the world would be a much better place,” said Wisconsin Lions Camp Director Andrea Yenter.

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