VCU in the "Spotlight" (updated 12/5/05)


VCU track and field at the Richmond City Public Safety Festival


RICHMOND, Va. – Members of the Virginia Commonwealth University men’s track & field team recently participated in the Richmond City Public Safety Festival, which took place at Gillies Creek Park in Fulton Bottom.

The festival was held on Saturday, Oct. 15, and was organized by Citizens Against Crime in cooperation with the Richmond Police, the Richmond Fire and Emergency Services, and the Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities.

The major objective of the event was to celebrate the City of Richmond, highlighting and emphasizing public safety. It provided the citizens an opportunity to rally together in support of their homes and their future, committed to doing what they can to help make Richmond the best possible place in which to live, work and visit.

The VCU student-athletes assisted in the Sports Games for Kids station and interacted with the children in attendance. The activities at the station included disc golf, horseshoes, basketball, soccer goal kick and field goal kick, BMX bike course and arcade games.

VCU’s involvement in the event was coordinated by Peyton Owens, the Director of Life Skills & Community Outreach at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Check back next week for George Mason in the spotlight!