Hand-in-Hand Hosts 38th Annual Community Event

Thursday, April 3, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (April 2, 2014) – Hand-in-Hand, a campus organization that raises awareness and acceptance for individuals with special needs, will host their 38th annual carnival, “Dive in with Hand-in-Hand!,” on Sat., April 12, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., on campus in the Hagan Arena. 

SJU student volunteers as well as local high school students will pair up with a guest with special needs at this year’s under-the-sea-themed event. The afternoon includes playing carnival games, taking photos, shooting hoops, dancing and enjoying a meal together. Students are drawn to this event year after year, as it fosters lasting relationships and a strong sense of community. 

For more information on involvement opportunities with Hand-in-Hand, please email handinhand@sju.edu or visit: www.clubs.sju.edu/handinhand.  

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University Communications, 610-660-1222, sjunews@sju.edu


Background

Founded in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, Saint Joseph’s University is a top-ranked Catholic University that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a total enrollment of 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students, SJU offers a wide-array of academic programs designed so that each graduate enters the world with a competitive resume and global perspective. This is achieved through intense academic study led by thought-leading faculty scholars, a comprehensive campus experience and robust study abroad, service-learning, internship and co-op programs. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs. A member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, SJU offers 20 Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. SJU alumni – over 60,000 strong - provide a powerful network that spans the globe.



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