Gainesville student receives 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award
There were eight distinguished finalists for the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award in Florida and one of them is from Gainesville.
Heath Locklear, 16, is a junior at St. Francis Catholic High School was awarded the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award on Wednesday morning.
Locklear is the founder and President of Charity Nerds which is an organization that provides video games to patients who underwent surgery to keep their minds off of the procedure.
“It's really cool to see them light up like 'wow, I never had this opportunity.,’” Locklear said. “That's always cool to see. That's why I keep doing it."
The organization has donated to over 10 different charities across the state.