Benedictine, Dragons partner to help students complete their education

Benedictine, Dragons partner to help students complete their education
July 20, 2009

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

Thanks to a slower than expected economic recovery, many college students are having trouble meeting their financial obligations. The DuPage Dragons and Benedictine University hope to change that. Benedictine and the Dragons have declared Saturday, August 8 “Support a Benedictine Student with a Night at the Game.” Proceeds from the 7:05 p.m. baseball game between the DuPage Dragons and the Springfield Sliders at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex will help support students whose families are suffering financial distress due to the economy. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Activities will include a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, a chance to sing during the seventh-inning stretch, food discounts, games and more. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the gate. $3 will go to the Retention Stimulus Scholarship fund at Benedictine University which benefits students hoping to complete their education.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.