PRLog - May 3, 2012 - NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- CHICAGO) –The Chicago State University Foundation will hold its 4th Annual Arthur Stephens Scholarship Walk (ASSW) on May 5th from 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the CSU campus and surrounding neighborhoods. The annual 3K (3.2 miles) event is named for Arthur Stephens who was an invaluable CSU employee and a revered retiree. Proceeds from the Arthur Stephens Scholarship Walk will help to keep Stephens’ legacy alive by supporting a scholarship named in his honor. Saran Dunsmore, Fitness Club coach for NBC 5 Chicago, will be leading a warm up session for the walkers.
The walk course will center on the CSU Campus/Cordell Reed Student Union Building and surrounding community. This event is focused on the benefits of exercise and provides the CSU community an opportunity to work with and explore relationship building with the surrounding business and residential community. Sponsors of the Arthur Stephens Scholarship Walk include UPS, Seaway Bank and “Get Tight, Get Right”. .
Fees for the walk are $20 for adults; $10 for those 13 to 17 and $5 for CSU students, seniors over 65 and children 12 and under. Additional activities for the day include warm up exercises, Zumba fitness demonstrations and dance entertainment.
Walk Day Schedule - Pre- and post-walk activities will take place on the CSU campus
7:30 a.m. On-site Walk registration – Cordell Reed Student Union Bldg
8:00 a.m. Welcome and warm-up by Saran Dunsmore, Fitness Club Coach, NBC 5 Chicago opening remarks
8:45 a.m. Line-up and Group Photo
9:00 a.m. Walk Step Off
1:00 p.m. Cool Down - Stephanie Taylor, Zumba Fitness
A vendor Fair will be set up in the Cordell Reed Student Union with various health providers and community vendors.
About the Chicago State University Foundation
The Chicago State University Foundation was chartered in 1967 and incorporated in 1968 as an independent, charitable organization with the sole purpose of soliciting, receiving, and administering private gifts to the Chicago State University. The Foundation is a designated 501© (3) organization, and in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service, all gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible.
About Arthur Stephens (1922 – 2009)
Stephens was a long-time CSU employee and active member of the CSU Presidential Community Volunteers. He was a well-regarded President of the CSU Chapter of the State University Annuitant Association for more than ten years.
Stephens also served as President of the CSU Learning Center Advisory Board. He was a member of the Division of Continuing Education Advisory Board, served as editor of the CSU Yearbook and was an advisor to the Modeling Club and the Baptist Campus Ministry. CSU students affectionately called Stephens “Campus Dad”. Further distinguished by his trademark cowboy hat, Stephens valued exercise and a healthy lifestyle. He was a faithful walker and excellent square dancer.
For more information about the Arthur Stephens Scholarship Walk or to register or volunteer please visit www.csu.edu/