Community Day 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011
Cope Hall Gymnasium & O’Shields-Stevenson Stadium
9AM to 2PM

Residents, neighbors and friends are invited to join the Cheyney University Campus Community from 9AM to 2PM on April 2, 2011. The event will take place on the University’s main campus in conjunction with the Delaware Valley Lion’s Club as they host the 2nd Annual Thornbury 5K/10K race which is an out-and-back race starting and ending at Cheyney University. Community Day is sponsored in part by the Cheyney Foundation.

Bring the entire family for a “fair like” atmosphere as the faculty, staff, and students of Cheyney University hosts its 4th Annual Community Day event. This is event is full of fun activities for people of all ages!

Please, come out and enjoy the fun!

Download the Community Day Flier.

Schedule of Activities

  1. Thornbury 5K/10K Junior Races
  2. Athletics - Schedule of Activities
  3. Mini Petting Zoo
  4. Pony Rides
  5. Moonbounce
  6. Humanities & Communication Arts Program Exhibit
    • Face Painting
    • Purvis Young Art Exhibit (Biddle Hall)
    • Student Art Display (Marian Anderson Music Center)
    • Musical Performance by the Cheyney University Concert Choir
      • Star Spangled Banner @ 9AM to Kick Off the Race
  7. Exhibits, activities, and resource information presented by University departments and student organizations
  8. Family Entertainment & Games
  9. Food & Merchandise Vendors

And… much, much more!

Cheyney University actively seeks corporate sponsorships for this event - financial or in-kind. Your contribution is tax deductible. While this is an excellent opportunity to showcase your business, this is also a great way to give back to the local community. For more information on ways to contribute, please send your inquiry to


For more information please call the Office of Public Relations at 610-399-2121.

For more information regarding the Thornbury 10K/5K, visit or Proceeds for the race will benefit the “Friends of Mark Kelly.”

About Mark Kelly:

Mark moved to Glen Mills in 1978. He and his wife Nina have lived in Thornton for the past 15 years with their children Dan, Joe, and Dlyse. In 2009, Mark was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS is a devastating motor neuron disease for which there is no known cause or cure. In March of 2010, the disease required Mark to retire. There is much to do to care for a patient with ALS. The Kelly family is blessed for the support of the extraordinary friends within the community. For more information about ALS, please visit

Community Day will be held rain or shine.

The event will only be canceled in the event of severe weather.