Many people enter their adult years without learning the valuable lessons of teamwork, self-sacrifice, and community engagement. A good example is that of David Bennett Galloway III.
A rare combination of athletic success and fulfilling commitments through charity work helped David to learn as a teenager what many people do not until well into their adult years – and sometimes never.
As a captain of his high school football team and as a member of the school’s track team, David excelled in athletics. He also spends much of his free time doing charity work in Chapin, South Carolina. Competing in sports like varsity high school football and track for Chapin High School helps to build the foundations of teamwork and self-sacrifice on behalf of a team.
David Bennett Galloway III and his high school football teammates performed very well as a unit, which enabled David to earn accolades as an athlete. He won recognition as a South Carolina all-state football player and was named the offensive player of the year in 2020.
David also competed on the track team and set a school record in the 200-meter dash. His athletic prowess on the track earned a 2021 all-region recognition in South Carolina. In the fall of 2022, David enrolled in college at Louisiana-Monroe.
David Bennett Galloway III also has given back to his local community while performing charity work on behalf of Generations of Chapin and joining an ad-hoc choir that sang Christmas songs for residents of the Lowman Home in Ballentine.
David also served his fellow students as a Chapin High School student government member. Serving as a member of the high school’s student government helped to give David experience in the nation’s democratic system at the very local level while affirming his desire to selflessly serve his peers.
David’s experiences on and off the field of competition help to show how participation in athletics and charity work help develop teens who are well-positioned to become productive and successful adults.