Park University will host a weekend of events for families later this month to celebrate its Alumni Weekend and Harvest Fest. The events are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 27, through Sunday, Sept. 30, on the University's Parkville Campus, located at 8700 N.W. River Park Drive.
The public is invited to a number of events throughout the weekend, including a free Family Fun Day, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Julian Field. The day will feature an inflatable bounce house and pirate ship, face painting, pirate caricatures, "Pirate Test of Strength" (sumo wrestling suits), photo booth and more. A Park Family Picnic is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., offering hamburgers, hotdogs and Pirate's Treasure Chest ice cream. Adult tickets for the lunch are $12 or can be purchased in advance for $10. Children 6 to 12 eat for $7 or $5 in advance with a paying adult, and tickets for children younger than 6 are complimentary with the purchase of an adult ticket. Tickets can be purchased at www.park.edu/familyfunday/.
Other events the public is invited to include:
Thursday, Sept. 27
• Park University Golf Scramble -- 7:30 a.m. registration and continental breakfast; 9 a.m. shotgun start, Tiffany Greens Golf Club in Kansas City, Mo.
The four-person tournament benefits the University's athletic programs. Lunch and an awards program immediately follow the completion of the tournament. Registration is $125 per golfer or $500 per four-person team, and includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, continental breakfast and lunch, driving range access prior to the event, on-course games, contests and refreshments. In addition, a variety of sponsorships are available, ranging in price from $1,000 to $2,500. To register for the tournament or for more information, visit www.park.edu/golf.
Friday, Sept. 28
• Women's Volleyball Game -- 7 p.m., Park vs. Benedictine-Springfield, Breckon Sports Center
• Movie Night -- 7 p.m., Alumni Hall
Saturday, Sept. 29
• Pirate Parade -- 10 a.m., begins at Hawley Hall parking lot
Join the walking/golf cart parade as students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends show their Park spirit on a walk across campus from Mackay Hall to Julian Field. Kids and wagons/strollers are welcome to join the parade. No motorized vehicles larger than golf carts are allowed. Spectator seating is available along the route, and prizes will be given for the best costumes. Park President Michael Droge, Ph.D., and his wife, Molly, will serve as grand marshals.
• Campus Bus Tours -- 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., starts every 30 minutes from Julian Field
"The Old, the New and the Whatever Happened to …" tour of the Parkville Campus, including the upper athletic fields, "The Point" and the Parkville Commercial Underground. Last tour starts at 2 p.m.
• Women's Soccer Game -- 1 p.m., Park vs. Stephens, Julian Field
Crowning of the Harvest Fest king and queen, and recognition of past royalty, will take place during the game.
• Alumni Association Awards Banquet -- 6 p.m. reception; 7 p.m. dinner, Kansas City Airport Marriott, 775 Brasilia, Kansas City, Mo.
The highlight of the weekend, the banquet honors alumni and friends. Visit www.park.edu/alumni/banquet for more information and to purchase tickets.
Sunday, Sept. 30
• Chapel Service and Musical Performance -- 10 a.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
A chapel service and musical performance will feature students in Park's International Center for Music.
For more information about these events, contact the Office of Student Life at email@example.com or (816) 584-6377, the Office of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 584-6207, or visit www.park.edu/alumni/awe12.
Please note: Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel and Alumni Hall (Jenkin and Barbara David Theater) have restricted physical access. Park University wants to make available to everyone access to all programs and activities conducted in these buildings. Requests for physical access accommodations should be addressed in a timely manner to Park University’s director of public safety at (816) 584-6226. Park University will make all reasonable modifications to ensure that individuals with physical challenges have an equal opportunity to enjoy all programs and activities.