The Lady Mavericks do their part in the Goodland Community

Members of the women's basketball team (Kiyah Clark and Monique Schuman) painting a bench for "Paint The Parks"
Members of the women's basketball team (Kiyah Clark and Monique Schuman) painting a bench for "Paint The Parks"

GOODLAND, KS. - The Northwest Kansas Technical College Athletics Department is committed to giving back to both the campus and the community. By providing opportunities for student-athletes to serve, these young men and women make meaningful contributions to society. On Tuesday September 12, 2017 the women's basketball team performed community service in the Goodland community.

The women's team participated in the City of Goodland community revamp "Paint the Parks" event, which included painting local parks around the Goodland area.

First year head women's basketball coach Brittany Christian was very excited for this project "I was excited to get the girls out for the park project today. It was something a little different from our usual initiatives but very fun and definitely fulfilling. It's important to me that our players understand the importance of selfless contribution to the communities that they are a part of. We've all been extremely blessed to come to Goodland and pursue our dreams, and the community has stood behind us at every turn. A few hours of our time is the very least we can offer in return.

The coordinators for this event were very excited to have the athletes there.

"I really enjoyed our paint day," said Mikeinah Downs, sophomore from Indianapolis, IN. "It felt good to finally give back to this community that supports us day in and day out!"

In upholding NWKTC's value of giving back and creating an environment where the concern is for others, the student-athletes are given several opportunities to serve the local community.

"I had a great time enjoying our community service. It felt great to help out the community and the best part about it was that they enjoyed us being there with them" Traneeshia Brown, sophomore from Jacksonville, FL. 

All Northwest Kansas Technical College athletic teams perform countless hours of community service throughout the school year to include: working with food banks, campus-clean-ups, bingo, reading to elementary students, speaking engagements, as well as volunteering at various skills clinics.