OC Receives $1500 Grant for Special Needs Program

Oklahoma Christian recently received a $1,500 CVS Caremark Community Grant. 

“This grant will be used to enhance Max Dobson’s program for special needs children from Edmond Public Schools,” said Jo Griffin, OC’s director of foundation and corporate relations. “Specifically, it will go toward the purchase of carpeting in Max’s athletic practice facility, affectionately known as “The Barn.”

Dobson, a former athletic director, baseball coach and women’s basketball coach at OC, has taught a class each year since 1976 called Teaching the Exceptional Child. Special needs children from Edmond schools take part in physical activities alongside OC students in The Barn, which recently became the Dave Smith Athletic Center.

  • Monte Ginnings, Cheryl Ginnings, Lottie Novak and OC president Dr. Mike O’Neal.
Monte Ginnings, Cheryl Ginnings, Lottie Novak and OC president Dr. Mike O’Neal.

Through numerous donations and through his own efforts, Dobson has acquired many things for the children to enjoy, including a trampoline, tricycles, basketballs, hula hoops and much more. More than 1,500 OC students have participated in the program through the years, helping touch and change the lives of many people.

“This program could not have been possible without the help and encouragement of so many people and organizations just like CVS,” said Dobson. “This will be a great benefit to the Edmond students we serve.”



Spring 2011

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