Residents can join students in relief efforts at “Play and Pray for Japan”
March 29, 2011
Lisle, Illinois ~ Benedictine University will celebrate Japanese culture while raising money for earthquake and tsunami relief efforts from 5:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8 during "Play and Pray for Japan" at the Coal Ben eatery on the University's Lisle campus.
Japanese food, performances by BenBeats and the Benedictine Gospel Choir, and a Mario Kart tournament on the big screen TV will be featured at the event. There is no admission, but donations will be accepted at the door.
Benedictine University is an academic community that builds its educational life and efforts on the same values which Benedictine men and women espouse, which include a concern for the welfare of others and a dedication to responsible stewardship of the earth.
For more information or to register in the Mario Kart tournament, RSVP at www.ben.edu/JapanRelief.
Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 53 undergraduate majors, 13 graduate and four doctorate programs. Benedictine University is ranked as a Top School in the Midwest (11th in Illinois) for Master's Universities, 12th in the Midwest (and sixth in Illinois) for Racial Diversity, and eighth in Illinois for Freshmen Retention for 2011 by U.S. News & World Report.