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Southern Maine Health Care Donates $60,000 to Support Sanford Schools Legacy Foundation

February 13, 2019

The Sanford Legacy Foundation is pleased to accept a $60,000 donation from Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) to name the Athletic Wing at the new Sanford High School.  

Southern Maine Health Care has a long history of commitment to and investment in athletics and health care in Sanford including a partnership with the YMCA through their Sports Performance Center which works with athletes to prevent injuries, optimize physical performance and maximize recovery from injury. The donation will also cover the sponsorship of the athletic trainer golf carts used at the stadium.    

"Southern Maine Health Care is dedicated to providing health and wellness services to all students and student athletes," said SMHC President, Nate Howell.  "This donation solidifies our commitment to the community and the new school that offers our students such a high level of education and athletic opportunities."

Legacy Foundation Chair Allen Lampert, "The Legacy Foundation is thrilled to have SMHC join our growing list of corporate and private supporters. SMHC has been a leader in athletic programming and health in our community. This donation only strengthens that commitment. We are excited about this growing partnership and look forward to working with SMHC into the future."

To date, the Legacy Foundation has raised over $1.2 million in cash and in-kind donations to support the new high school. For more information about the Sanford Schools Legacy Foundation please visit them at:

About Southern Maine Health Care
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is a national award-winning healthcare organization with a non-profit mission "to improve the health and health care of the communities we serve.”  SMHC includes a full service, acute care medical center in Biddeford, with York County’s only inpatient mental health unit. Emergency care, surgical services and diagnostic and therapy services are available at SMHC’s Medical Centers in Biddeford and Sanford. SMHC offers primary care and multi-specialty physician services, diagnostic and therapy services and Walk-In Care centers in York County communities including Biddeford, Kennebunk, Saco, Sanford and Waterboro. SMHC is Joint Commission accredited and has been recognized for quality excellence by numerous outside organizations. SMHC is part of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. To learn more, visit     

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