Student Event to Benefit Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House

March 5, 2009 -

University of Redlands' Greek Life students will create a sculpture out of recyclable materials as part of an event benefitting the Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House.

The challenge is part of the annual Recycling Day event, which is set for Friday, March 6 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Ted Runner Stadium.

Members of the community can donate their soda can tabs, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, glass and other recyclables with a CRV logo. Proceeds from the recycling effort will benefit the Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House.

The Can Construction Challenge will be held between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Redlands students will compete against other San Bernardino County college students, with the creations judged by KOLA-FM 99.9 radio personalities.

Greek Life students have sponsored the event for a number of years, according to Jessie Stapleton, assistant director of student leadership and involvement.

"This is a tradition for us," Stapleton said. "We have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Ronald McDonald House through this project. It's something we look forward to doing each year."

The Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House is designed to provide a home away from home for the families of children who are receiving treatment for life threatening or otherwise serious illnesses at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, along with other nearby facilities.

Call 310-444-7000 for more information.

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