Members of the Lindsey Wilson College-Scottsville Campus community present a facsimile check Friday to Center for Courageous Kids officials. From left: LWC instructor Kris Marowski; CCK volunteer recruiter Sarah Keltner; CCK Community Relations Director Tim Turner; LWC Scottsville Campus Director Dorinda Livesay; and LWC students Jeannie Martin of Adolphus, Ky., Janie Rollin of Westmoreland, Tenn., Kelly Brewer of Fountain Run, Ky., Lisa Sowers of Scottsville and Pam Smith of Scottsville.
SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. – When Lindsey Wilson College instructor Kristinna Marowski had her human services and counseling students do a practicum, they took it to heart.
And thanks to their hard work and imagination, they will help change a child’s life.
On Friday, July 31, the students presented a check for $775.25 to Center for Courageous Kids to sponsor a child for one week at the nearby camp. The students held a fund-raiser to sponsor a child for one week at Center for Courageous Kids, a world-class medical camp that operates solely on donations.
The students raised the money by holding bake sales plus a massive yard sale on July 25 at the LWC Scottsville Campus.
“A lot of my students have talked about how they have had family members touched by cancer, so they decided that they wanted to do something to help a child with an illness by sending one to the Center for Courageous Kids,” Marowski said. “There is just so much for children there – the Center for Courageous Kids makes the week a truly magical experience for a child.”
As part of her practicum, Lindsey Wilson student Lisa Sowers of Scottsville spent a week as a counselor at CCK. She was so impressed by what she saw at the camp that she spent her entire practicum at the center.
“It was just an amazing experience for me because the facilities there are just wondering,” Sowers said. “What’s great about the Center for Courageous Kids is that everything is focused on the children. It’s just wonderful.”
Center for Courageous Kids officials said they were touched by the Lindsey Wilson students’ generosity – and they hope it is the start of a beautiful friendship between the two institutions.
“The fact that Lindsey Wilson College has embraced CCK is a testament to their belief that their students can make a difference,” said Stormi Murtie, CCK communications director. “Their fund-raising efforts on our behalf will directly impact the brave children who attend our camp as well as provide a nice partnership between the college and the camp.
“We applaud Lindsey Wilson College for encouraging their students to embrace the idea that it is important to give back to your community. And hope the partnership between CCK and Lindsey Wilson College will continue for many years to come.”