Members of the Kent State University Men’s Basketball team will join other local athletes to help the United Way of Portage County (UWPC) kick off its annual campaign at the NEOMED Education and Wellness (NEW) Center. The sports and wellness-themed event will feature meet-and-greet opportunities with local athletes and mascots. Games, prizes and $5 tailgate-style meals will also be provided.
The event is free and all students, faculty and staff are invited. Tax-deductible donations will be accepted and will support the residents of Portage County in their fight for their health, education and financial stability.
WHERE: NEW Center First Floor
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 4 - 6 p.m.
About United Way of Portage County
United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. United Way goals are:
• To improve education and reduce the number of high school dropouts.
• Help people achieve financial stability and get them on the road to economic independence.
• Promote healthy lives by increasing the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors.
Our goals are ambitious, but with your help, and by utilizing our core strengths — a national network, a local commitment and dedicated partners — we can achieve them. Visit uwportage.org to learn more about our service to the community, how to volunteer or to donate.