|April 27, 2006|
Union students show their love of community
Union College's Kenney Community Center is hosting the 10th annual U-Care Day, a carnival for Schenectady youth on Sunday, May 7, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Memorial Fieldhouse. The event is free and open to children 12 and under (adults should accompany all children).
Hundreds of children showed up for U-Care Day in 2005.
Union Community Action Reaching Everyone (UCARE) provides undergraduates with volunteer opportunities in the community. Students can also get information on additional community organizations that provide volunteer services.
The nonprofit event is a way for Union students to celebrate the success of their community outreach with local families who take advantage of the volunteer services the college offers.
"The most important thing about this carnival is the fact that Union College students care about building a strong relationship with the local community," said Karolina Cikowska '07, UCARE coordinator with classmate LaToya Roper. "All of the students involved love interacting with the kids on this day."
Approximately 40-60 students volunteer for the day. The College expects at least 100 kids from the city to attend.
Each activity is run by a group or association from the College. Fraternities Alpha Delta, Theta Delta Chi, Delta Kappa Epsilon and Sigma Phi will host the Bouncy Bounce, a football tire toss, barbeque and basketball clinic. Sorority Gamma Phi Beta will work with participants on gardening techniques.
In addition, the National Society of Black Engineers will lead a workshop on making masks, Big Brothers Big Sisters joins the Men's Soccer team to host a soccer clinic, and the Women's Volleyball team will run the cotton candy machine.
U-Care day is sponsored by Price Chopper, Stewart's Shops and Union College President James Underwood.
For more information, call 388-6777 or email email@example.com.