UW-Green Bay is Stepping Up to make a difference

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host the 10th annual Steps to Make a Difference Walk at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 9. The walk will begin and end at the Richard Mauthe Center, 2418 Leon Bond Drive, near the University’s Kress Events Center.

Led by the student organization, the Phoenix Philanthropy Club, the Steps Walk is held annually each April. Students develop important leadership skills as they research community needs, interview charities, and organize the entire event. The Steps Walk encourages UWGB students, student organizations, faculty, staff, and community members to “step up” and help others by enjoying a walk/run on the campus arboretum trails while 100% proceeds are donated to a selected group of nonprofit organizations. This year, The Einstein Project, New Leaf Foods Inc., and The Freedom House will be the beneficiaries. Over the 10 years of the Walk, students have raised more than $75,000 for charities selected by students. A blog about the Steps Walk can be found at blog.uwgb.edu/phx2/.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the walk/run beginning at 10 a.m. Cost is $15 for students, $25 for non-students and free for those 12 and under. Registrations received by April 1 receive a $5 discount. The public can pre-register or make a donation by calling the University Ticketing and Information Center at (920) 465-2400. Donations and walk-up registrations are welcomed at the University Union main desk on campus, and are accepted online at: www.uwgb.edu/steps or www.facebook.com/stepswalk. For more information, contact student leaders Becca Weise weisrr18@uwgb.edu or Amy Niemuth niemam10@uwgb.edu.

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