Bearcat Breakout 5K proceeds donated to Connie Maxwell

July 09, 2012

In the spring, Lander University's Physical Education and Exercise Studies (PEES) Club, hosted its first Bearcat Breakout 5K. The race is intended to be an annual event that promotes the health and fitness of the community by adopting an active lifestyle. The club also seeks to provide outreach within the area by donating all proceeds to a local organization or charity that embodies the spirit and promotes the strong values of the Greenwood community.  This year, proceeds were presented to Connie Maxwell Children's Home. Pictured during the check presentation, from left, are: Eric Taylor, Connie Maxwell vice president for development; Julie Benefield, of Greenwood, PEES Club president; Dr. Leland Nielsen, Lander assistant professor of physical education and exercise studies; Dr. Jenny Lemoine, Lander assistant professor of physical education and exercise studies; Seth Whitehead, of Union, PEES Club; Dr. Kym Kirby, Lander associate professor of physical education and exercise studies; and Dr. Gina Barton, chair of Lander's Department of Physical Education and Exercise Studies.