ROTARY PRESENTS FIFTH BOB SAWYER AWARD FOR 2016 SEASON GUILFORD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Greensboro, NC – The Rotary Club of Greensboro has selected the fifth winner of the 2016 Greensboro Rotary / Sawyer Guilford County Football Player of the Week. The award will be presented at the Rotary Meeting on Wednesday, October 5 at 12:40 pm. The meeting takes place at the Terrace at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. The award will be presented by Bob Sawyer.
Winner: Jaren Rainey
Coach: Eric Rainey
School: Southwest Guilford High School
Jersey Number: 5
Jaren has led his team to their first 6-0 start in 32 years.
In another outstanding performance, Jaren threw 3 TD’s with 171 passing yards in addition to 38 rushing yards. He moves into elite company as a multiple-year winner of the Greensboro Rotary / Sawyer Guilford County Football Player of the Week.
In the words of his coach, “Jaren is a leader on and off the football field. He has a 3.6 GPA, and he works as hard in the classroom as he does in athletics.”
Info on Award: The Greensboro Rotary / Bob Sawyer Award began in the fall of 2013 for Guilford County High School football players. This award is in honor of long-time coach, athletic director and Greensboro Rotarian, Bob Sawyer, who remains a legend in North Carolina high school athletics. Leading Grimsley High School’s swimming teams to 16 consecutive championships and an unprecedented 15 straight NCHSAA state titles, Sawyer was inducted into the East Carolina University Hall of Fame in 1974, and was enshrined in the NC High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 1995.
The Rotary Club of Greensboro is one of the earliest Rotary clubs, founded in January 1917, twelve years after the founding of the first Rotary club. From the first 42 members, our club has grown to its present size of approximately 275 members. Our membership includes a broad cross-section of our community and spans a range of ages, backgrounds, interests, and occupations.