Football team earns community service honor

Hanover College’s football team has been recognized for outstanding community service by the Lide White Memorial Boys and Girls Club.

The football program, guided by Head Coach Steve Baudendistel, received the Volunteer of the Year Award for "exceptional achievement on behalf of the Boys and Girls Club Movement and the youth of the community."

Coordinated by assistant coach Andre Nash, members of the Hanover squad visited the boys and girls club weekly throughout the recent winter term to assist area elementary students with homework, reading and art projects, as well as participate in board and athletic games, during the organization's after-school program.

The Lide White Memorial Boys and Girls Club, located in Madison, Ind., was founded in 1954 “to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.”

The club currently serves more than 1,400 members annually and also offers programs for adults, families and senior citizens.