October 25, 2018

children at Centennial Roadshow in Valparaiso

The United Way of Porter County received more than 250 literacy kits assembled by attendees of the Valpo Half Marathon and 5K through Ball State’s Centennial Celebration Roadshow on Sunday, October 21.

Event proceeds supported health, educational, and financial stability services in Northwest Indiana.

“We thank our guests for joining us in supporting the United Way’s goal to help end the cycle of generational poverty through early childhood education and literacy,” said Delaina Boyd, associate vice president of community engagement.

“Social responsibility is a core Ball State value. It’s so important to us that it’s part of the Beneficence Pledge that we encourage every member of the University community to follow. Since our founding in 1918, Ball State has done more than educate students. We’ve served our neighbors.”

Race attendees were greeted at the finish line with cupcakes and giveaways and got to know Ball State better. The Valparaiso event is part of Ball State’s yearlong Centennial Celebration. The roadshow’s next stop is in Kokomo, Indiana, on November 2.

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