Nyle Maxwell is well-known in the community for his philanthropy and willingness to help, particularly when it comes to children. Nyle and his wife, Nancy began their philanthropy journey in 1990. “Something hit me. I have two darling, healthy children and what have I done? We saw so many needs; I realized when you create wealth, you have a responsibility to share it.”
Thirty years later, Nyle continues to shower local organizations and families with help and support. Last month, the Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships gave 30 donations to local organizations, including a $10,000 donation to Exceptional Georgetown Alliance to support operations and help recoup some of the shortfall they’ve experienced due to pandemic restrictions.
EGA Founder Dede Harper said, “We are so thankful for the generous donation and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Our major fundraiser, the Boo Run 5K, had to be pared down to a small virtual event last year. Help from Mr. Maxwell will provide some stability during these uncertain times and help us to continue to provide support to the Adaptive Summer Camps with Georgetown Parks and Recreation, as well as summer camp scholarships for children in need. We are looking forward to the new year and hope activities can resume this Spring.”
EGA provides opportunities for special needs children to participate in many annual programs; summer camp, basketball, baseball, volleyball, and swimming. They have been managing adaptive sports for, kids with neurological or physical challenges, since 2008. The young athletes are outfitted with t-shirts and other accessories donated by local companies. Once suited up, coaches and players from Georgetown and East View High Schools adopt younger team members and guide—or literally carry—them through a joy-filled hour of drills, skills, game play, and the occasional piggy-back ride.
Dede adds, “We are looking forward to getting back to our normal programming as safety allows. We typically offer face-to-face activities with our partner organizations, and we are looking to add art activities and family get-togethers in the near future.”
EGA is part of the Chisholm Trail Communities Foundation and is always looking for new families and partners to join. Visit ExceptionalGeorgetown.org or Facebook/ExceptionalGeorgetown.