UMO Student Creates Facebook Page for Calypso Albritton Recreation Park

UMO Student Creates Facebook Page for Calypso Albritton Recreation Park

MOUNT OLIVE- Each year Calypso Recreation Department serves hundreds of children ranging in ages from four to fifteen years old through their athletic programs at Albritton Park.  These children participate in t-ball, softball, baseball, and football. Adjacent to the ball playing field is an area of roughly 19,500 square feet of completely unused space.  It is the perfect place for a playground.  However, there is currently not any funding to cover the cost of such a project.  A group of Calypso residents has made it their mission to try to raise $100,000 to build a playground by May 6.

Dr. Karl Reimers, associate professor of computer informational systems at the University of Mount Olive, heard about their plight and presented it to Isaac Lambuth, a senior management of information systems major from Foresthill, California.

As part of his senior capstone course Lambuth created a Facebook page to help the Calypso Recreation Department raise awareness and money for the playground project.  The page can be found at

“Creating the Facebook page was a great experience,” said Lambuth, who plans to graduate in May. “I learned how to interact with customers and how to contribute to a software development project, all of which will help me professionally.”

Reimers said, “Isaac is a very special student. His efforts with this project will benefit and enrich the local community.”

The Facebook page has already received great success with 180 likes. Also available on the page is a link to the Calypso GoFundMe page, which has received $645 in donations.

Lambuth, an Air Force reservist and an air reserve technician, recently began duties as a production superintendent.  He said, “This new position gives me an incredible opportunity to exercise the some of the management and leadership knowledge that I’ve gained throughout my time at UMO. To sum it up, my experience at UMO has been great.”

For more information about or to donate to the Albritton Recreation Park project, please visit

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