LC students will form a bucket brigade to start dredging College Lake, one of many events during “Wading In – Water for Life,” a weeklong celebration of one of the world’s most precious and endangered resources.
The primary purpose is to raise awareness about water and raise $5,000 for water projects in Uganda and Haiti in a collaboration between University of Lynchburg and Sports Outreach. More than 1 billion people lack safe drinking water; a child dies every 15 seconds from lack of clean water.
“Wading In” features sporting events, a children’s carnival, and musical performances to attract a variety of participants.
Tuesday, April 20 – The Depot Grille, located at 10 Ninth Street, will contribute a portion of their profits from lunch and dinner toward water projects in Uganda and Haiti, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday, April 22– Earth Day will bring Pulitzer Center journalists William Wheeler and Anna-Katarina Gravgaard to University of Lynchburg to speak to classes and provide a public talk on “International Water Issues” at 4 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium. Funding made possible by a grant through Princeton University.
Friday, April 23– University of Lynchburg Women’s Soccer will take on Liberty University and Virginia Military Institute in a round-robin at 6:30 p.m. on Shellenberger Field. At half-time of the first game, about 7 p.m., at least three students will have their heads shaved to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which funds cancer research.
Saturday, April 24
8 a.m. to noon — Kids lacrosse clinics and games with Blue Ridge and Forest lacrosse clubs, and James River Day School Lacrosse
1:30 to 4 p.m. — University of Lynchburg Women’s Lacrosse ODAC quarterfinal (tentative)
4 p.m. — VES vs. E.C. Glass High School Lacrosse Game
7 p.m. — University of Lynchburg Men’s Lacrosse vs. Washington & Lee University
Beaver Point and College Lake
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Wading In – Hand-dredging College Lake with a 1,000-bucket brigade
1 to 9 p.m. — Educational information booths, water wellness; documentary – Flow, the World Water Crisis
1 to 7 p.m. — Jammin’ Jamboree – bands from around the state play throughout the day
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. — Our City Sleeps
3 to 4 p.m. — Nataraja Drummers
4:15- to 5:15 p.m. — Lynchburg Christian Fellowship
5:30 to 7 p.m. — Safety Word Orange
9 p.m. — No Greater Sky Rock Concert
1 to 4 p.m. — Big Brothers/Big Sisters Day in the Dell Kids’ Carnival with games, food
Vendors for the day will by Domino’s Pizza, Roly Poly, and Chik-Fil-A.
For more information, contact Todd Olsen at or 434.544.8491.