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Arizona Sports Character Counts scholarship winner announced

The winner of the Arizona Sports Character Counts $10,000 scholarship courtesy of Parker & Sons Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is Adonis Watt.

Watt, announced as the winner on Feb. 28, is a 14-year-old high school football player. The three-sport athlete has been blind since he was five years old and helps raise money for good causes.

Watt has participated in Night for Sight charity dinners, fundraised at Barrett Jackson auctions and run in an Annual Stride for Sight 5K alongside Dave Grounds, a philanthropist who serves as both his guide and his sponsor.

As the winner, Watt is the first-ever freshman to be awarded the scholarship.

“Thank you to all the kids that have been doing stuff like this because we need people like y’all out here in the world making it a better place,” he said after being given the scholarship.