FHSU Tiger maximizes giving back

Maxi, Isaiah football camp

07/22/16 rg
HAYS, Kan. -- Isaiah Maxi is always looking for ways to give back to the Hays community. He was one of the players on the Fort Hays State University football team who handed out free books for children to read this summer. And now, he has a free football camp next month and is asking for donations so he can hand out school supplies.

Maxi, a senior organizational leadership major from Kansas City, Mo., started a nonprofit organization, "Maximizing Lives," to assist him in his charitable endeavors, such as the football camp.

"This was something I could do that would be easy and help the kids," said Maxi, a wide receiver for the Tigers this fall. "I want to be more hands-on with the community. I want to give back to the community."

The camp is Aug. 1-2 and Aug. 4-5 for children ages 4 to 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Pratt Optimist Park, Fifth and Pine. Campers can attend any day or every day. Donations are appreciated to purchase school supplies. The school supplies will be passed out at a time to be announced later on Aug. 6 at Lewis Field Stadium.

Donations can be dropped off through Aug. 5 at Lewis Field Stadium from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and at the Hays Recreation Commission, 1105 Canterbury, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays except for Wednesday, when the HRC office is open until 6 p.m.

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