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Brian Schottensttein Honored at LifeTown Legends Luncheon with Urban Meyer & Jim Tressel

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Brian Schottenstein, president of Schottenstein Real Estate Group, was honored at the virtual LifeTown Legends Luncheon on August 4th in Columbus.

Schottenstein has volunteered for years within the Columbus community and has held leadership roles in multiple organizations and nonprofits. He is currently the LifeTown Columbus committee chair and will be honored for his efforts to help those with disabilities gain the skills to live and work independently in adulthood. 

“My parents, Terri and Gary, have been a guiding force to me and have inspired me to lead by example, work hard and encourage all those around me to embrace a better society,” Schottenstein said in a release from the organization. “It is my joy and honor to bring this message to the kids at LifeTown and the Friendship Circle.”

LifeTown Columbus is an indoor “city” created specifically to help kids with special needs learn and practice different life skills through role play and other activities. It is meant to act as a safe environment where children can make mistakes and apply the lesson plans they have been learning in their classrooms. LifeTown Columbus also has their own specialized curriculum to better engage students when they are learning within the facility. As the only institution of its kind in Ohio, LifeTown Columbus has the opportunity to work and collaborate with children from all over the state.

“The luncheon’s theme is ‘Celebrating LifeTown’s Winners,’ as too many children with special needs are labeled by their challenges instead of being seen as a person with opportunities,” said Esther Kaltmann, LifeTown-Friendship Circle director.

We were also thrilled to welcome former Ohio State Football coach Urban Meyer to the luncheon! SRE Group is proud to give back to our Central Ohio community and Brian has a great time catching up with Coach Meyer. Visit the LifeTown Columbus website to learn more about volunteering and mentorship opportunities and to take a virtual tour of the facility. 

Congratulations, Brian!
Brain has also been named a Columbus Jewish News 18 Difference Maker. He will also be speaking in the Columbus Commercial Real Estate Summit on August 14.

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