Students participated in the first charity event hosted at BB&T Point.
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 3, 2019 – High Point University students volunteered at and helped plan this year’s 37th CROP Hunger Walk in High Point on Sept. 22 to raise money and help the hungry.
Proceeds benefit local programs of Open Door Ministries, as well as regional and global programs of Church World Service. This year, HPU got to participate as one of the first organizations to help host a charity event at the BB&T Point stadium.
Student groups that participated in this year’s walk included HPU’s VISTAs, Bonner Leaders, Civitan and Circle K Clubs. This year, students also ran education stations for kids and passed out prizes for completing the education passports.
“The CROP Hunger Walk turned 50 in the U.S. and is considered the ‘granddaddy’ of all charity walks,” said Dr. Daniel Hall, chair and associate professor of economics at HPU and advisor to HPU’s Civitan and Circle K clubs. “I’m proud to be a part of continuing this tradition and starting a new tradition of holding the walk at the stadium.”
This event is just one of the many ways these student groups serve the community each year. Students in HPU’s Bonner Leaders program serve as volunteer coordinators at selected sites and will serve at least 227 hours per academic year. They also engage their classmates in service to the community and through on-campus projects. The HPU Civitan Club, chartered in 2005, is sponsored by the local chapter of Civitan International.