Wolves participate in W.A.R.M. project


Wolves participate in W.A.R.M. project
Thursday, January 13, 2011 | by Newberry golfers team up with Wightman United Methodist Church

PROSPERITY, S.C. - Over the winter break, the Newberry College men's golf program participated in the annual W.A.R.M. (Weatherization and Repair Ministry) project created and supervised by Wightman United Methodist Church.

The W.A.R.M. project enters its fourth year and is an effort by the church to help families in need of repairs and renovations to community homes. W.A.R.M. 2010 took place on December 28-29 and received a boost from a pack of Wolves willing to help out.

Newberry men's golf team members Stephen Holmes (Chapin, S.C.), Cameron Lamb (Easley, S.C.), Brooks Massey (Lexington, S.C.), and Dixon Walker (Lexington, S.C.) pitched a hand on the 28th.

“There is nothing better than helping people who really need it,” said Massey, “It felt great to help the less fortunate by putting a roof over their head.”

On the 29th, the Wolves' seniors lent their carpentry skills to the W.A.R.M. project. Ben Lown (North Augusta, S.C.), John Allen Meetze (Chapin, S.C.), Jeff Reid (West Columbia, S.C.), and Daniel Stanley (Inman, S.C.) all helped Wightman UMC build a better Prosperity community.

“I had a great time helping with the W.A.R.M. project,” said Meetze, “I'm glad that we could perform God's work.”

Head coach Brian McCants was pleased with the turnout from his program for the Prosperity community. Each year, Newberry College hosts the Honda of Columbia Fall Classic at the Mid-Carolina Club.

“What a great way to spend a couple of days during our break,” said McCants, “The W.A.R.M. project that Wightman UMC puts together is a great opportunity to provide help in the Newberry County community. I know the players involved enjoyed it as much as I did, if not more.”

Newberry golf returns to the links for the first tournament of the spring semester at The Matlock Collegiate Classic in Lakeland, Fla. on February 14-15.

L-R: Women's head coach Lauren McCants, Jeff Reid, Ben Lown, Daniel Stanley, and John Allen Meetze.