(Mayville, ND) – Sanford Health has awarded the previous Sanford Mayville Clinic building to the Christian Sports Commission, which will renovate the facility into an activity center for college students, to be named the Laurie Berry Christian Center.
The facility will be used as a gathering spot for non-alcoholic events, co-ed athletics and student gatherings. It will also have apartment living space for a dozen students.
"We see this not as a donation, but an investment in the Mayville community," says Paulette Amundson, Vice President for Community Clinics at Sanford. “As part of our work to improve health and healing, we are dedicated to collaborating with our community partners – and this facility is a great example of that effort.”
An evaluation form was used to rate all proposals for the building equally and all candidates were given the opportunity to present their proposal. The decision was made to give the building to the Christian Sports Commission for a number of reasons: it fills an unmet need of the community and the college, it aligns with our mission of health and healing, and it lengthens our connection to education and the faith community.
This decision also provides the opportunity to honor an individual who gave a great deal to her community and college. Laurie Berry worked as a professor at Mayville State University for a number of years and was well known for her compassion, drive, and hard-working nature.
Andrea Voorhees | Sanford Media Strategist | Fargo Region
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