University News
For Immediate Release: 
Oct 18 2006

CONTACT: Kathy Ball, Bonner Scholars Program Director
1-304-384-6009, bonner@concord.edu

Box City to be Held Friday, October 27

Athens, W.Va. – The Concord University Bonner Scholars, in conjunction with other campus organizations, are planning to host a “Box City” in an effort to raise funds for Scottie's Place. The event will begin at 7 a.m. Friday, October 27, and continue until 7 a.m. Saturday, October 28, in conjunction with the national “Make a Difference Day.” The event will take place on the Bonner Scholar house lawn.

Scottie's Place is an organization that provides homeless children with opportunities they otherwise would miss. During the summer, these children go to Scottie’s Place for a two-week camp experience. While staying there, children have a chance to do fun activities such as tree house building, mountain biking, arts and crafts, and swimming. They are given the opportunity to make friends and have fun. Located in Peterstown, West Virginia, Scottie's Place has served children from Lewisburg, Beckley and Charleston, as well as urban areas such as Charlotte, North Carolina; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

To build the Box City on campus, groups are asked to form teams and construct box homes to live in for 24 hours. Each team will then secure sponsors for their boxes. Boxes will be set up at 7 a.m. on Friday morning and taken down at 7 a.m. Saturday morning.

For further information contact Kathy Ball, Bonner Scholar Coordinator, 1-304-384-6009, bonner@concord.edu.

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CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679, extension 6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

PO BOX 1000, VERMILLION ST., ATHENS, WV 24712.