Scott Clack is the builder behind the M.Y. Playhouse project in honor of Madison Young, a member of _ in Watkinsville, _.
Each playhouse is custom crafted and then donated by the church to a local child who has struggled with childhood illness.
I asked Scott about himself and how he came to be associated with the project. Here is what I learned.
TOP 10 THINGS YOU MAY NOT ALREADY KNOW ABOUT YOUR NEIGHBOR, SCOTT CLACK AND THE M.Y. PLAYHOUSE PROJECT.
1) Scott has been involved in several different areas of the building business for over 20 years. At 14, he worked for Piedmont Builders. At the age of 15, he worked for David Maynard Construction. He started working for Hill’s Ace Hardware at the age of 16.
2) Scott graduated from high school with a vocational degree in Construction Trade including residential wiring, residential masonry and several other facets of residential construction. While pursuing his degree in Construction Trades, he built four houses from the ground up.
3) Scott began building houses on his own as Clack Construction, LLC in October of 2003 and since has completed 33 houses. When the housing market declined, he began remodeling interiors and exteriors of existing homes as well as completing houses for banks and investment companies.
4) Scott has been involved in philanthropy projects over the past several years. When his church decided to start this project, Scott jumped right in as Madison Young was very active in the youth group and he felt that this would have been a project that she would have been hands on with.
5) The first recipient was Timothy McCannon. Timothy is ten-years-old and has had B-lymphoblastic lymphoma since he was eight. After Scott's daughter's automobile accident, he spent several months at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and every time Timothy came up to have cancer treatment he would come see Scott's daughter and bring her a special gift. When the church decided to start the M.Y. Playhouse project, he was the first name that came to mind.
6) Scott's company decided to donate one playhouse per month for the next 12 months; however, due to the overwhelming community support, (businesses and individuals who are willing to fund the project) New Life Apostolic Church of Watkinsville was able to set up an account to fund the project. (All donations are to be made to the church with “M.Y. PLAYHOUSE” in memo field of the check). More information can be found at _www.nlac.tv_.
7) When Scott is not working on the playhouses (it takes about 2 days to construct each one) he runs his business Clack Construction estimating jobs, gathering materials and supervising.
8) Scott is happily married to Misty Clack, his wife of 19 years. They have one “WALKING MIRACLE” daughter Kristen, who is 18. She is affectionately known as "PNUT." They have attended New Life Church for several years.
9) Scott's whole purpose for the M.Y. Playhouse project is for kids to be able to smile and just be kids, if only for a couple of hours a day. The church is accepting applications and nominations for recipients all year long.
10) Scott said, "When we deliver the playhouses the kids just run and play like nothing is wrong, then you know that at least for that little while they have forgotten about their illness. That's all you can hope for."