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8/9/2019 1:51:00 PM
Lander Announces Continued Partnership with Connie Maxwell Children's Home

Lander Athletics is proud to announce its continued partnership with Connie Maxwell Children's Home. From Aug. 12 – Sept. 21, more than 440 Lander University student-athletes, coaches, and administrators will support the local ministry through various campus improvement projects. 

Established in Greenwood in 1892, Connie Maxwell annually serves more than 200 children and families through its residential care, crisis care, family care, and foster care programs. 

"Lander Athletics is thrilled to continue its partnership with Connie Maxwell Children's Home in what has proven to be a mutually fruitful relationship. We hope to continue the standard set from last year's inaugural campaign for community service in our athletic department that yields impactful and lasting results," said Brian Reese, Lander Athletics director. "We believe instilling this sense of 'service above self' is vital in the comprehensive development of our student-athletes." 

"Partners like Lander University are a valuable part of our Connie Maxwell family," said Debbie McDowell, assistant to the president. "The presence of partners is an encouragement and a tremendous help. We look forward to our service days in August and September and hope to cultivate future partnership opportunities." 

The month-long service project, which incorporates every sports program in the department, will begin on Aug. 12 with the final projects scheduled for Sept. 21. Some of these projects will include, but are not limited to: 

* Landscaping and beautification projects around campus. 

* Helping to transition a guesthouse into a cottage for boys  

* Sports clinics with the children

* Painting fences and a barn at OASIS Farm. 

* Wood working 

For updates on this partnership, follow Lander Athletics on all of its social media platforms and visit

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