Happy Campers: Thanks to Rec & Leisure Students

01-05-2012

As part of the College's new enhanced curriculum, VWC recreation and leisure studies students raised a whopping $4,425 last semester for the "Send a Kid to Camp Fund," which provides financial assistance for children to attend YMCA Camp Silver Beach. They did it through a variety of fundraising events including a "Car Smash" in which participants paid for a chance to take a whack at an old vehicle. These students were building on a program that dates back to 2003 and has raised over $37,000 total. “I can't tell you how proud I am of our students,” said Dr. Doug Kennedy, Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies. “On a campus where a lot of fundraising occurs, their performance really shines.”