Rob Denton, a CenterPoint Energy learning and development specialist and Katy resident, was recently honored as an outstanding volunteer and Jefferson Award recipient. The Jefferson Awards are a prestigious national recognition system honoring community and public service in America, presented on both a national and local level.
Since October 2010, Denton has served as a board member for Houston Dynamo Charities, which funds player initiatives and other community outreach programs. In 2011, Denton served as the project lead for the annual Dynamo FireSale, which raised more than $25,000. He has also participated in other fundraisers with the Dynamo, including soccer tournaments, auctions, and other special events.
The money raised from all the special events Denton has participated in has provided 3,500 game tickets for underprivileged young people; allowed more than 600 youths to participate in the Dynamo Soccer Skills training sessions; and given 1,000 local students the chance to participate in an after-school soccer program.