PIQUA — The Edison State Community College Athletics Department and the Edison Foundation are partnering to host the eighth annual Charger 300 event on Thursday, March 16, at 6 p.m. in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus.
Just as academic programs at Edison State are enhanced by internship and co-op experiences, intercollegiate athletics allow students to test and form life-long values and habits that build character and shape identity.
Edison State’s student-athletes are well prepared for both the academic and competitive challenge. As athletic success grows, so do opportunities to compete at elite conference, regional, state and national levels.
“The Charger 300 event helps to support our student-athletes in more ways than one,” said Nate Cole, director of Athletics and Student Life at Edison State. “With financial support from this event, our student-athletes have the opportunity to grow as individuals through academic and athletic rigor without having to worry about the financial burdens often associated with college.”
Intercollegiate athletics have become a valuable part of the Edison State community. Each year, over 100 student-athletes participate baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, and volleyball. The Edison State Athletic Department also recently announced the addition of women’s softball to its list of intercollegiate athletic programs beginning in the spring of 2018.
Investment in Edison State’s student-athletes through the Charger 300 allows them to compete at the highest level in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) while supporting every player, every coach, and every sport.
A reverse raffle will highlight the evening’s events, with one lucky winner walking away with a $10,000 prize. Other cash drawings will occur throughout the night, and ticket holders are not required to be present to win.
Tickets are $100 per couple and include an all-you-can-eat buffet, beverages, entertainment, and a chance to win the grand prize. A silent auction will also feature such items as NFL and Dayton Dragon tickets, as well as gift baskets from local businesses and organizations.
“We had a lot of supporters show up last year and hope to have even more this year,” added Cole. “It’s a fun night that’s held for a great cause.”
Edison State’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) and are Division II members of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
For more information and to purchase tickets for the Charger 300 Club event, visit www.edisonohio.edu/charger300 or call Cole at 381-1555.