Craig McKinley recently delivered a $1500 check for Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School’s “Meet in the Middle” Football Team from the BASF Company. The check is to help in the team’s fundraising efforts for a trip to Maryland, where they will be the only team to represent the state of Texas in the Flag Football Championships at the University of Maryland, November 15 to 17, 2013.

Meet in the Middle is an outreach project that involves students of all ages and ability levels in activities that empower them to serve as agents of change in their schools and communities. Special needs and regular education students participate side-by-side in service learning projects, leadership activities, and athletic training and competition. LCM’s Meet in the Middle program has won national recognition for promoting unifying projects such as the “Erase the R Word” campaign.

Students have been selling home-baked cookies to help defray the cost of the trip, since their travel expenses are not paid by the school district. They have also received a generous contribution of $10,000 from Steve Freeman. Additional fundraising plans are underway. Anyone who would like to make a donation toward this trip should call LCM High School’s Life Skills teacher, Terrie Parker at 886-5821, extension 1560. Donations are tax deductible.

Craig MCKinley presents check to Life Skills teacher, Terrie Parker, surrounded by students and staff who will represent Texas at Flag Football Championships at the University of Maryland next month.