Zumbathon at Hartwick College

Zumbathon to be Held at Hartwick College

April 24, 2014

On Saturday, May 10, Hartwick College's Education Club will sponsor a Zumbathon event from noon to 3 p.m. in Lambros Arena in Binder Physical Education Center. Community members are encouraged to participate in the event for the length of time that best suits their schedule.

The event is free for Hartwick students (with valid student ID) and for children ages 12 and under. All other parties are asked to make a suggested donation of $7 at the door in order to participate. Raffles will also be held for items including yoga mats, yoga balls, water bottles, iTunes gift cards and more.

"For several years now, the Education Club has had the 'Ghana Fundraising Committee,' a group of Education Club members devoted to supporting the Alliance for Youth Development (AYD) in the rural Ghanaian community, Asebu," shared Education Club President Kalindi Naslund '15. "Each event the committee and club hosts aims to raise awareness and funds to donate to AYD's programs including, but not limited to: Pathfinder International Academy (a local school for children with limited means and access to education), Sew for Sisterhood (a fashion-forward women's empowerment program), and Home of Hope (an orphanage for children directly and indirectly affected by HIV/AIDS). Proceeds from this event will directly support the aforementioned programs. The Ghana Fundraising Committee and Education Club would like this event to be a fun and productive way to get both Hartwick and the greater Oneonta  community members involved in a global cause."

Samantha Salvatore '15, Education Club vice president, echoed Naslund. "I'm excited about this event because of its engagement with the community of Oneonta as well as the Hartwick College community," said Salvatore. "For fundraising purposes, it is important to us to share with as many people as possible the amazing projects of Alliance for Youth Development. I hope everyone will come to anticipate this event each year. In addition to gaining the benefit of a healthy work out, Zumbathon participants will also feel good knowing that their donations help to empower women and children in Asebu, Ghana."

For additional information, please contact Naslund at or Associate Professor of Education Dr. Elizabeth Bloom at (607) 431-4945 or at

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

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