Boy Scouts of America Honors Businessman Louis Sandoval with Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award

(CHICAGO, IL) – Karma Yacht Sales is proud to announce that The Boy Scouts of America- Pathway to Adventure Council will present the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award to Co-Owner/Co-Founder Louis (Lou) Sandoval in recognition of his involvement helping inner city youth.

The award is named after American Civil Rights leader Whitney M. Young Jr., who had a dream of justice and equality for all.  It is presented by the National office of the Boy Scouts of America to adults and organizations who have demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for youths who come from rural or low-income, urban backgrounds.

As the recipient of the Whitney Young Service Award, Mr. Sandoval becomes part of a prestigious group of individuals and organizations that have received the honor. “We are very proud of Lou’s accomplishments in giving back to the Chicago area youth.”    “Just like Mr. Young himself, this year’s honorees have demonstrated exceptional service and have blazed a trail of leadership in improving life in all areas of our great city,” said Pathway to Adventure Council COO Marc Ryan. “Scouting is better because of fine gentlemen like Mr. Sandoval and the world is better because of Scouting.”

The Award will be presented to Mr. Sandoval on November 14, 2015, along with four other honorees from across the civic leadership of Chicago. To learn more visit: 7th Annual Whitney Young Awards.

Lou Sandoval credits his involvement in the marine industry and the sport of sailing with a path that began in Scouting on the Southside of Chicago as a youth.  He has served actively as a Scoutmaster, District Committee member, Council Board Member, Executive Board member and Council Commissioner.  He currently serves as the Council Commissioner and executive board member for the Pathway to Adventure Council- covering the Chicagoland / NW Indiana area.  Lou is civically active on several professional and Non-Profit boards, where he actively serves as an industry leader as well as a local community leader.

About Karma Yacht Sales:  

Karma Yacht Sales represents Beneteau, Alerion and C&C sailing yachts in the Midwest.  A recipient of Beneteau’s Platinum dealer status, KYS is a full-service dealership providing new boat sales, service and brokerage on Lake Michigan and throughout the Great Lakes.   A recipient of the Beneteau Dealer of the Year Award, KYS focuses on providing excellent customer service and has been recognized for their commitment to their clients by being perennial recipients of the Beneteau President’s Award for Sales & Service over the past decade.   Living up to their motto: ‘Waves of good fortune follow admirable actions’ KYS is a supporter of youth and educational initiatives in their surrounding community.