RICHMOND, Ind. – "Student Health and Well-Being" is the theme for this year's NCAA Division III Week, which will be celebrated next week on the Earlham College campus with a range of activities for Earlham students, faculty and staff, and Richmond community members.
Earlham will join 450 other Division III members with activities throughout the week of April 2-8, 2018, all designed to educate participants about health and wellness issues common to both students and student-athletes.
The Quakers will kick off the week one day early with an event to benefit a family beloved by the extended Earlham community.
Information and freebees will be given out at all events. Earlham students may pick up a "D3 week passport" from the Athletics front desk and earn at least six stamps by attending the week's events to earn a t-shirt. T-shirts will be distributed to passport holders with the required six stamps at the Earlham vs. Hanover baseball games on Saturday, April 7.
Sunday, April 1 - Hunt for Hope
- Easter Sunday
- 3:00 PM-4:30 PM at the Heart
- Join us on the Heart of Earlham College for a Golden Egg Hunt and other fun events
- Entry is $5 and all ages are welcome
- All proceeds will go to Melissa Johnson, wife of Earlham Head Football Coach Nick Johnson, and her family
Monday, April 2 – Concussion Forum
- Concussion Awareness Day
- Concussion Forum from 3:00 PM-4:30 PM in LBC 105
- Hear from professionals and EC students regarding their concussion experiences and the new "Return to Learn" protocol that was created and implemented this semester
- Sunglasses will be given to all who attend
Tuesday, April 3 – Powerade Pong Tournament
- Drug & Alcohol Awareness Day
- Powerade Pong at 7:00 PM in the Athletics & Wellness Center Bailey Concourse
- Cost: $4 per team
- Grab a partner and prepare to hydrate - all proceeds go to the EC Apple team for alcohol and tobacco prevention education
- Water bottles will be given to all who attend and a prize for the winning team will be provided
- Information will be passed out to those who attend regarding the ways drugs and alcohol impact daily life
Wednesday, April 4 – Create Your Own Energy Bar
- Nutrition & Sleep Awareness Day
- Create Your Own Energy Bar 2:00 PM-4:00 PM on the Athletics & Wellness 2nd Floor
- Grab some helpful nutrition and sleep tips while creating your own snack to take with you
- Sleep masks for all who attend
Thursday, April 5 – Sexual Violence Prevention Seminar
- Sexual Violence Awareness Day
- All Campus Sexual Violence Prevention Seminar presented by Joel Fish (Center for Sports Psychology)
- 12:00-1:00 PM & 4:30-5:30 in Goddard Auditorium
- Both sessions are exactly the same and last for one hour. All student-athletes are required to attend at least one session.
- Earlham's version of an 'It's On Us' video will be released
Friday, April 6 – Student Bonfire
- National Student-Athlete Day
- Campus Bonfire 8:30 PM-10:00 PM behind Stout Meeting House
- Join the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for s'mores and tunes. All are welcome!
- Look out for posters around campus of exceptional student-athletes and their accomplishments on and off their playing field
Saturday, April 7- Earlham Athletics and Mental Health Awareness Day
- Mental Health Awareness Day
- Men's Tennis at 11:00 AM vs. Manchester/3:00 PM vs. Taylor University. Freebies at the match!
- Baseball doubleheader at 1:00 PM and 4:30 PM vs. Hanover. Giveaways, theme related videos on the screen throughout the game, and celebration of Boys in Sports Day!
- Women's Lacrosse vs. Thiel at 1:00 PM. Halftime event prizes!
- All teams will be wearing green shoe-laces and/or pins to bring awareness to mental health.
- The baseball games will include videos on the video screen made by our own student-athletes about Division III Week initiatives, including mental health.
- Mental health information and campus resources will be handed out to all who attend these events!
Sunday, April 8 - HCAC Unified Bowling Tournament
- Earlham student-athletes, staff, and friends from Wayne County Special Olympics will attend the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Unified Bowling Tournament in Indianapolis. Unified teams of student-athletes and special olympic athletes will compete against unified teams from other conference affiliated institutions. The relationship with Wayne County Special Olympics will continue throughout the year with a unified track meet to be held at Earlham at the end of April.
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