Cheyney University Annual Community Day Open to the Public Saturday April 22
April 16, 2017
Cheyney University will host its annual Community Day on Saturday, April 22 from 9 am until noon. The public is welcome to join in the fun, enjoy the food, and participate in all activities, most of which are free such as games with prizes, bounce house, punt/pass/kick contest, and much more. You can also participate in a 5k Run/1 Mile Walk, sponsored by the C Club. Proceeds from that go to scholarships for Cheyney student-athletes.
Cheyney University will host its annual Community Day on Saturday, April 22 from 9 am until noon. The public is welcome to join in the fun, enjoy the food, and participate in all activities, most of which are free such as games with prizes, bounce house, punt/pass/kick contest, and much more.
The Cheyney C Club will kick things off with a 5K Run & 1 mile walk at 9 am beginning on Cheyney's historical campus. Registration for the race opens at 8 am for children, students and adults. Proceeds from the run/walk will go to scholarships and other support for Cheyney student-athletes.
The C Club will also hold its Health Education Fair at 9:30 am in Cope Hall that will feature a variety of local organizations providing visitors with information about financial literacy, blood pressure screenings, bone marrow screenings and other health and wellness resources available in Chester and Delaware Counties.
“This is the second year The C Club will host a race and health fair in Thornbury Township, after raising more than $7,000 in scholarship support during its inaugural event,” explains Cheyney alumna and C Club Board Member Yasheaka Oakley Owens. “The event has become quite popular with the local community. The small businesses and nonprofits of Delaware County have really opened their arms to Cheyney and we are thankful that we have such a strong local support system interested in seeing our students succeed.
The newly launched Main Line Health Fitness & Wellness Center in Glen Mills, is an event sponsor of the race, specifically for the warm-up exercises which begin at 8:30 am.
Although on-site registration will be available on April 22, runners are encouraged to register online in advance for a guaranteed bib, event t-shirt, and lunch after the race. The cost is $30 for adult runners or walkers, $15 for high school or college students, and $10 for children ages 5-13 participating in the one mile race on the track. Prizes are available for top finishers and children.
Starting at Cheyney’s O’Shields Stevenson Stadium, the 5k run will lead down Creek Road before returning to the campus. Select portions of Creek Road will be closed to motor vehicles during the event but all traffic should resume by 10 o’clock.
At 1 pm, Cheyney’s football team will host an open practice inside the campus stadium for anyone who wants to watch.
In addition, hundreds of accepted prospective students wil be on campus Saturday for VIP Day. That’s when all accepted students for Fall 2017 are invited to campus to commit to Cheyney, finish their paperwork and select classes.
Stop by on Saturday to join in the festivities; bring the family and get a taste of Cheyney Pride!