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Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA) MLK Day Sports & Wellness Event

January 18, 2020
2:00 pm

David Pottruck Health & Fitness Center
3701 Walnut Street

Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA) MLK Day Sports & Wellness Event

This event will feature sports, wellness and service activities in celebration and honor of Dr. Martin Luther King. ALL YQCA Lacrosse & Track students in 4th-8th grade from Comegys, Mitchell, Lea and Hamilton Schools are invited.

The mission of Penn's MLK Symposium is to honor Dr. King and the principles he espoused through learning, service, and community engagement. This year, the Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA) program would like to promote deeper bonds between Penn and the greater West Philadelphia area by inviting school-age children onto the Penn campus to engage in sports, wellness and community service activities under the guidance and encouragement of Penn students. Students will participate in a service activity, climbing the rock wall, yoga and football clinic led by Penn Football. The event is co-sponsored and presented by Penn's Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, and the African-American Resource Center. The event is open to 4th-8th grade students at Mitchell, Comegys, Lea and Hamilton University-Assisted Community Schools.  

Tentative Schedule:

9:45 am       Students Arrive at David Pottruck Health & Fitness Center, 3701 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

10:00 am     Station Rotations

  • Community service project
  • Rock wall
  • Yoga class

12:30 pm    Sports clinic led by Penn’s Football team

1:00   pm    Lunch

2:00   pm    Depart University of Pennsylvania


More info: Paige Lombard, YQCA Associate Director,