December 5, 2017
Office of Public Information
For Immediate Release
Crowder Fieldhouse Project Receives La-Z-Boy Donation
Neosho, MO – The Crowder College Foundation topped the $1.4M goal on the Freeman Roughrider Fieldhouse project with a $150,000 donation from La-Z-Boy today.
“Crowder College was founded in 1963 and the Neosho La-Z-Boy facility broke ground in 1969 with operation beginning in 1970. Many of our employees and their families have had the opportunity to further their education at Crowder. La-Z-Boy also utilized the school for special training programs to support the skill building within our team,” stated Bill Snow, Vice President of La-Z-Boy, Neosho.
Snow spoke about the community being blessed to have Crowder College in Neosho and how happy La-Z-Boy is to support the new fieldhouse and student athletes.
La-Z-Boy has been a longtime partner of the college funding classrooms and programs across campus. The La-Z-Boy employees and Foundation are committed to the community and their opportunities to benefit Crowder and its students.
“This is a great day for Crowder College. We are fortunate to have a sponsor such as La-Z-Boy on the fieldhouse project,” stated Scott Wade, Crowder College Foundation Board President.
The Crowder College Foundation, Inc., established in 1965, is a not for profit, 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The Foundation has a history of service to the institution through the creation of private funding vehicles that have enriched every facet of Crowder.
Photo of the donors, college officials and student-athletes.
(L-R): Scott Wade, Crowder Foundation President, Dr. Jennifer Methvin, Crowder College President, Bill Snow, VP La-Z-Boy, Danny Snow, La-Z-Boy, Jared Newcomb, La-Z-Boy; Cory Daspit, La-Z-Boy; Cindy Branscum, Director of Institutional Development; Jim Simon, La-Z-Boy (former Roughrider Baseball player & assistant coach, 88-90 & 95-97); Brendon Barnes, La-Z-Boy; John Sisemore, Crowder Athletic Director; and Head Baseball Coach Travis Lallemand.