Local Support Urged for LCC Basketball Program


“Early registration for the spring semester is now open,” said Chad de Bono, Director of Enrollment Services at Lamar Community College.  De Bono, along with men’s and women’s basketball coaches and several players, updated the Prowers County Commissioners on recent campus development.

“We’ll see some construction work taking place,” de Bono explained, “Roof repairs, an updated hay barn and work at the lecture halls is included in some modernization projects.”  The large and small lecture halls at LCC are in need of a new ceiling which will mean some asbestos abatement procedures and because of code requirements, the elevators at the college also need to be upgraded as part of the on-going modernization plan.  “A recent grant will help us upgrade the welding program facility and we’re seeing good enrollment numbers in that program,” he added.

Adam Schwartz, men’s basketball coach and women’s head coach, Tom Sutherland, were on hand with players from each team.  Both coaches expressed a desire to see several more home games added to the season.  Sutherland said,”We’re playing 18 of our 30 games on the road, and of the first nine games, eight of them have all been away.  It’s hard to get local support when you’re away from your local fans all the time.”  Both coaches would like to develop support from a local business committee to find sponsors for several additional games and sponsor a spring/summer tournament to encourage more Lamar area residents to turn out for the home teams.

By Russ Baldwin

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