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Retired instructor & Steelers superfan pays it ahead

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Whether or not it is Little Loop, little league, or varsity, if there is a sport in Lackawanna, that is the place yow will discover retired instructor and former faculty board member Mike Sanders.

“He’s true blue and grey via and thru,” Lackawanna superintendent Keith Lewis, a former scholar of Sanders, stated. “He is seen, and he is in all places in a constructive method.”

Sanders tought within the Lackawanna Metropolis College District for 28 years. Whereas he was within the classroom, he at all times needed to get his college students concerned at Steelers video games and occasions. As soon as he joined the college board, he took issues a step additional.

“I donated to Lackawanna Little Loop soccer… and I donated to our Lackawanna Yemen Soccer Membership,” Sanders stated. “That began it.”

From there, Sanders used each his place on the college board, and his personal checkbook, to improve colleges, playgrounds, fields, and gear for Lackawanna’s youth. As soon as he was executed with the college board, it nonetheless did not cease there.

“We did a number of renovating of the colleges. And I am happy with that,” Sanders stated. “I am happy with the truth that I give two scholarships every year.”

Sanders retired from instructing in 2002. So these recipients aren’t college students that he is had; as a substitute, they’re the kids of his former college students.

“My dad and mom had been at all times serving to others, and I noticed they approach they lived their life, and I stated to myself, that is the way in which I needed to stay my life.”

The previous instructor and lifelong booster’s impression in Lackawanna has spanned generations. And the “Sandman” merely does it as a result of it is the best factor to do.


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