By Lt. Gregory Crowe, AA/PIO

Pictured from left: Carrie Nyman, SAAC Coordinator; Andy Beck, HDSP Community Resources Manager; Dr. Marlon Hall, Lassen College President; and Fred Foulk, HDSP Warden (A).  Several Special Athletes are in the background.

From left, Carrie Nyman, SAAC Coordinator; Andy Beck, HDSP Community Resources Manager; Dr. Marlon Hall, Lassen College President; and Fred Foulk, HDSP Warden (A).

High Desert State Prison Warden (A) Fred Foulk recently presented a check for $1,200 to Lassen Community College President Dr. Marlon Hall for the Special Athletes and Activities Club.

The donation is from the HDSP Charitable Fund, which is generated through inmate fundraisers throughout the year.

The Lassen College SAAC is a program committed to the equality for all individuals with or without special needs so that they can benefit from physical and social activities.

The vision of the club is to create an environment on the Lassen Community College campus and within the general public of diversity and awareness of individuals with special needs. The donation will be used to assist the athletes and the organization with uniforms and travel expenses associated with attending Special Olympics events.

CRC staff took advantage of the opportunity to show their children where they work.

“Let me be the first to tell you, children, I am very proud of each and every one of your parents for the service they provide to this institution day in and day out,” Warden Tampkins said. “We could not run this institution without each and every one of them.”