2009
Benedictine, Dragons partner to help students complete their education

Benedictine, Dragons partner to help students complete their education
July 20, 2009

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Thanks to a slower than expected economic recovery, many college students are having trouble meeting their financial obligations. The DuPage Dragons and Benedictine University hope to change that. Benedictine and the Dragons have declared Saturday, August 8 “Support a Benedictine Student with a Night at the Game.” Proceeds from the 7:05 p.m. baseball game between the DuPage Dragons and the Springfield Sliders at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex will help support students whose families are suffering financial distress due to the economy. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Activities will include a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, a chance to sing during the seventh-inning stretch, food discounts, games and more. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the gate. $3 will go to the Retention Stimulus Scholarship fund at Benedictine University which benefits students hoping to complete their education.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.