Bethel Athletes Coordinate Walk for Boston

Bethel College will host a fundraiser to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. The Walk for Boston will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 at the Bethel College outdoor track and will end Wednesday, May 1 with a closing ceremony at 12 p.m. noon.

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to participate by making a $10 donation and walking or running around the track for any amount of time.

The idea came about when track team members Betty Graber (’15) and Marissa Watts (’15) approached Track Coach Tony Natali. “They felt moved by what had happened in Boston and wanted to help in some way,” said Natali. After doing some brainstorming with a group of students, they decided to have a fundraiser similar to a Relay for Life event.

For more information contact Natali at 574.257.3478.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,000 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.