DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 27, 2019) – A signature event for Homecoming 2019, Daytona State College's fourth annual 5K Family Fun Walk/Run takes place Saturday, Oct. 12, and this year is sponsored by an anonymous donor in addition to blue level sponsors such as Dunkin' Donuts, Follett and Hawkeye Brothers.
"Someone who enjoys our Wisdom in Senior Education (WISE) program stepped up to support this anchor event," commented homecoming organizer Suzette Cameron, Director of Alumni Relations and Development. "Specifically, the sponsorship will benefit the WISE Scholarship Fund that helps nursing and veteran students – to say the least, we are grateful for their generosity!"
Additional sponsors for the 5K Family Fun Walk/Run include McK's Tavern and Brewery; Sara Kohen Dean D.M.D. Cosmetic, Implant and Family Dentistry; The Standard Chiropractic; Greater Fitness; and Financial Educators Federal Credit Union.
Title sponsors have also been secured for the Car & Truck Show (Daytona's Garage) and the Paralegal Studies Reunion (Doran Sims Wolfe Ciocchetti & Yoon).
Everyone is welcome to come out and kick off the weekend with an active venture around the Daytona Beach Campus. Participants receive a race t-shirt and finishing medal while supplies last. Easy pre-registration is available online for $30 per person ($35 day of race) and $15 per student. Children under 10 years of age are free. Proceeds benefit student scholarships. On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The walk/run starts promptly at 8 a.m. at the DSC soccer stadium.
For those who are not able to participate in the walk/run, they can be a "virtual runner" for the same cost, and a t-shirt will be available for pick-up at the College.
The entire extended weekend is packed with activities, open to Daytona State's thousands of friends and near-70,000 alumni, and coordinated by the DSC Alumni & Friends Association. The three-day extravaganza kicks off Thursday, Oct. 10 with the School of Photography Alumni Reunion and the Mr. & Ms. DSC Pageant. Friday, Oct. 11 features Alumni Awards, LinkedIn 101 and Movie Night.
A full program of activities on Saturday, Oct. 12 begins with the fourth annual 5K Family Fun Walk/Run at 7:30 a.m. The Car & Truck Show ($10 vehicle registration fee) runs from 8 a.m. to noon with trophies awarded to stock and modified vehicles plus President's Choice. The Arts & Craft Fair ($10 vendor fee), which also runs from 8 a.m. to noon, showcases talented DSC faculty, staff and alumni. For bon vivants, the popular Culinary Boot Camp with Chef Costa takes place in the kitchen labs of the Hosseini Center at 9 a.m. with participation limited to 20 and a $75 donation fee.
Alumni softball and baseball games are scheduled for 11 a.m. and noon respectively, and the Tailgate Party & Cookout is scheduled to run from noon to 3 p.m. by the DSC Soccer Stadium along with the Paralegal Studies Reunion. The tailgate party includes a free barbeque, plus a bounce house, rock-climbing wall, cornhole tournament and other family-fun activities. From noon to 1:30 p.m., the DSC School of Emergency Services is hosting a Pumper Pull where teams of six vie for the quickest time in pulling a firetruck provided by the New Smyrna Beach Fire Department over a given distance. Commemorative t-shirts will be awarded to the first 10 teams that sign up. At 1 p.m., the Freddie T. Falcon Invitational Mascot Match-Up pits costumed mascots in a cornhole tournament, which is followed by introductions ahead of the men's and women's soccer conference games at 2 and 4 p.m.
Most activities are free and open to the public, and there will be no admission charge
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