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Sanders Memorial Disc Golf Course Anderson, Indiana James T. and T. Maxine Sanders
From the earliest years of their lives, both Jim and Maxine Sanders started out with strong connections to The City of Anderson, Indiana. Over time, this connection and passion for the city continued to grow and flourish throughout their marriage life together and into their final years with everyone here. Maxine grew up in a Church of God pastor’s home. With the national headquarters for the Church of God being based in Anderson, her connection to this community began in her childhood. After Jim and Maxine married, they served in numerous leadership roles in their local Church of God congregation in Wichita, Kansas, roles which frequently brought them to Anderson for various church gatherings and board meetings.
Over the years they developed numerous friendships with people in Anderson as they frequented the area and worked alongside local residents. Jim served on the Mass Communications Board for the Church of God for many years contributing his wisdom in helping guide that international ministry. Maxine’s significant involvement in her local music ministry provided a natural connection to Anderson University’s music department. Jim and Maxine’s two children, Marshall and Marci, are alums of AU where they both majored in music. Additionally, a son-in-law, Lloyd Larson, and a grandson, Philip Larson, both majored in music at AU. One of the classrooms in the Krannert Fine Arts Center is named after Jim and Maxine Sanders because of their strong financial support to Anderson University over the years, particularly to music and fine arts students and programs.
Jim and Maxine were active people throughout the years. Jim was an avid golfer and they both played tennis, enjoying these sports even into the latter years of their lives. They were enthusiastic walkers and truly loved being outside whenever they could. Disc golf came along too late in their community for them to enjoy before their deaths, but there is no doubt that they would have given it a try had the opportunity provided itself! They would have been thrilled to know that family and friends have provided the financial backing to help launch a resource like this in Anderson, a community they dearly loved.