Latest $3,000 donation brings total contributions to $9,000
For the third year, the Silver Hill Lions Club has supported students attending the College of Southern Maryland with proceeds from the clubs demolition derbies. The organizations latest contribution of $3,000 to CSM, brings the total amount provided to $9,000.
Education is the vehicle that gives us the ability to see the world from a perspective outside of our own family or community. It also gives us the opportunity to participate and give back, said Rich Barb, second vice district governor of Lions District 22-C. As active members of the community, the group is dedicated to helping those in need. The Lions clubs throughout the world are formed by citizens that have a personal desire to help other members of their community, Barb said.
The Silver Hill Lions Club raises most of its funds through its demolition derbies held at Potomac Speedway in Budds Creek. According to Barb, they have used this as their primary fundraiser for more than 25 years.
The donations go toward scholarships for students who attend CSM. Students can apply for scholarships through the Scholarship Finder at http://www.csmd.edu/Financial/scholarships/.
The College of Southern Maryland is a regionally accredited community college that provides programs and services with a special focus on local workforce development to maintain and grow a healthy economy and community. The CSM Foundation promotes academic excellence, growth, progress and the general welfare of CSM by raising and managing funds, and by providing support to strengthen and develop the college and its objectives.
During 2010, the Foundation celebrates its 40th anniversary and the outstanding educational opportunities and services that it has provided to the Southern Maryland community and students through its fund-raising and friend-raising efforts. For information about the college, call 301-934-7765 or 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499 or 443-550-5499, Ext. 7765 or visit www.csmd.edu.