John Carroll's Chris Wenzler earns CoSIDA Bob Kenworthy Community Service Award

Wenzler is in his 26th year as the sports information director at John Carroll, including the last 10 years serving as assistant athletic director for communications. He was named to his post just four months after receiving his diploma, and has been a fixture in his alma mater’s athletic department ever since.

Wenzler has built the John Carroll sports information office into one of the most state-of-the-art offices in Division III while also contributing years of volunteer involvement and service to his campus community and community at large.

He became one of the first sports information directors at the Division III level to implement a 40-event video webcast schedule for the internet in 2006. He was also proactive in securing a multi-sport broadcast schedule with the SportsTime Ohio network that started in the fall of 2007. In 2013, Wenzler received the John Carroll Staff Service award for outstanding service to the greater Cleveland community in representing a "faith that does justice."

In addition to his job duties, Wenzler is very active in the JCU campus ministry. For the last nine years, he has led students to Jamaica, Ecuador and Guatemala for 10-day immersion trips to impoverished regions of the countries. He also is active with the John Carroll Student-Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), assisting in raising funds for a number of non-profit organizations. He helped organize and run John Carroll's Streaks to the Max SAAC events, events raise funds for Max Cure Foundation which provides financial and advocacy aid to families who have a child battling cancer. To date, the events have raised nearly $30,000.

For the last five years, Wenzler has served as the president of his children’s community summer recreation swimming team. Wenzler has volunteered more than 200 hours each of the last three years.

He is also active in CoSIDA, serving on the Academic All-America® committee since 1998 and has been a member of the Goodwill and Wellness committee the last two years. As part of CoSIDA’s Volunteer 15 program, Wenzler hass logged over 200 hours of community service each of the last three school years, per the annual CoSIDA Volunteer 15 recaps. In 2014-15, he led all CoSIDA members with 224 volunteer hours.

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