A day and evening of sports, food, service and fun describes Albion College's Community Day, set for Saturday, September 7. Events begin that morning and culminate with Albion's football game against Defiance College at 6 p.m.
"This is an opportunity to celebrate the positive relationship between the College and the Albion community," said Albion College Interim President Mike Frandsen, noting that several community leaders joined College staff to plan the day's activities. "It's also the first night game in the College's 178-year-history, and that's something we want to share with everyone."
The timeline for activities is as follows:
All Day: Community Day Food Drive. Free game admission and a free hot dog will be given to all persons bringing nonperishable food items to events as noted below. All donated items will go to the Albion Food bank.
9 a.m. to noon: Victory for Kids playground maintenance. Albion College students and community members join forces to pick up trash, touch up paint and do light maintenance of the playground on its 10th anniversary. All participants will receive free admission and a free hot dog at the Albion College football game. Participants who own power drills are asked to bring them.
9 a.m. to noon, Albion College Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium. Youth football. Elementary teams from Albion, Concord and Homer square off in a series of exhibition matches.
1 p.m., Norris Science Center: Admission Open House. High school students and their families are invited to meet professors, tour campus and learn more about enrolling at Albion College. Pre-registration is requested via www.albion.edu/openhouse.
3 p.m., Kresge Gymnasium: Albion College volleyball vs. Adrian College. Admission and a free hot dog will be given to everyone bringing an item for the Community Day Food Drive.
4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Dow Center: Kids' Carnival. Games, crafts and other activities for children and families, hosted by the Albion College's Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
6 p.m., Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium: Football vs. Defiance College. Admission and a free hot dog will be given to everyone bringing an item for the Community Day Food Drive.
For more information about Albion College Community Day events, contact Associate Director of Athletics Scott Draper, 517/629-0564.