A 60-something year-old University President from Iowa heading to Tanzania to attempt to climb 19,340 feet to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro?

That's me. David Maxwell, president of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

I will be accompanying members of the Drake University Football Team to Tanzania as part of the Global Kilimanjaro Bowl — the first collegiate game of American football to be played on the African continent.

As part of this experience we will engage in service projects — including building a wing on an orphanage for children of AIDS victims, building housing for teachers at a school outside of Moshi, clearing land for school playgrounds, and working with a local organization that serves orphaned street children.

We will cap the trip with a trip to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro with our partners (and competitors) the CONADEIP All-Stars from Mexico.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Clinic: Day 1

A member of the CONADEIP All-Stars teaching place kicking

Me with Goodness. Yes, that's her name. She and I threw a football around for 20 minutes. She's got an NFL arm...

Drake Athletic Director Sandy Hatfield Clubb and friends

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing all this. The parents here at home are loving all of the photos, videos and blogs. Very much appreciated! Love the smiles on the kids' faces!