Dylan Bass, 18, lives with his parents, Jeff and Linda, on a small ranch in Garden Valley, Idaho. He began community service work at the age of 3 ½, with a helmet and a tricycle, riding his trike for over a mile to raise funds for the local ambulance service. He has done quite a bit of volunteer work since then, helping with the Chamber of Commerce, Recreation District, school fundraisers and coaching and umpiring various sports.
He started doing odd jobs to earn money in grade school – making and distributing flyers around town to find customers. Dylan finally landed his first real job at age 12, where he worked for the Terrace Lakes Golf Course Pro Shop near his house “picking” the driving range, bagging balls and cleaning golf carts. Since that time, he’s held numerous jobs. Dylan also started his own snow removal business in 2008. He has returning customers, a contract with the post office, and continues to get many referrals.
Dylan is a senior at Garden Valley High School, where he is the captain of three varsity sports: Football, Basketball and Golf. He tries to be a good role model for his younger team members, helps them with their skills and their homework, and gives them rides to and from practice. Dylan also helps them with leadership and sportsmanship traits, such as showing respect to coaches and officials, as well as going the extra mile.
Dylan enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, floating the river, and spending time with his girlfriend.
He is an honor roll student who maintains a 3.5 GPA and will graduate this May. Dylan has been accepted to the University of Idaho where he will begin his college education this coming fall in a 5-year Business Management and Marketing program that includes accreditation by the Professional Golf Association (PGA) in Professional Golf Management.