Now runners can check their times at the following link http://results.active.com/events/9th-annual-run-the-waves-5k .
Thank everyone who came out and supported the 9th Annual Run the Waves!
Challenge for Charity Weekend
April 19-20, 2013
Registered participants receive access to the following:
- 25 weekend challenges, including sports and other competitive events (golf green fees will be an additional $55 charge)
- 2 social events: Dance Party at Illusions on Friday night and Battle of the Bands on Saturday night (excludes the cost of drinks at Illusions)
- 5 food and beverage services throughout the weekend
- Free event day transportation
Click here to register.
Note: Registration takes about 5 minutes. Please have your credit card and student ID number (if a student) ready when registering.
All Sales are Final. There will be no transfers or refunds.
9th Annual Run the Waves 5K
Saturday, March 9th
Registration Opens: 7 am
5K Race begins: 9 am
Kids Race begins: 9:45 am
Registration Link: http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2080156
$30 Pre-registration/$40 Day of
All proceeds benefit The Special Olympics, The Children’s Lifesaving Foundation & The Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica
On November 13, Pepperdine’s Challenge for Charity held their annual Thanksgiving dinner for students and families from the Children’s Lifesaving Foundation (CLF).
As a Chinese MBA student who just came to America three months ago, I was very excited about my first Thanksgiving experience. I arrived early at the Drescher Graduate Campus cafeteria to help with the setup. Maple leaf tablecloths, scarecrow dolls, paper turkeys, and a variety of Thanksgiving-themed crafts made me feel like I was in an American home. The atmosphere was so warm and inviting.
People started arriving at 5:30pm. Like me, all the other students and faculty were eagerly anticipating the delicious meal of traditional roast turkey, pumpkin pie, and other Thanksgiving favorites. MBA Women Internationalsponsored Dessert. Many other International students attended and experienced their very first Thanksgiving. Besides the yummy food, we learned about the meaning of Thanksgiving from our American friends. It was really a wonderful opportunity for us to learn more about American culture.
Our students helped the CLF kids with their colorful and creative food crafts, as well as played board games with them. The cafeteria filled with laughter. I found it a touching experience and it showed me the real meaning of Thanksgiving. We not only had a wonderful meal, but we also gave our love to those who needed it.
All in all, 100 students and 20 kids and family from CLF celebrated Thanksgiving together.
September 28th was Pepperdine C4C’s first event of the year with the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica.
Just a few short hours before the Carmageddon madness ensued, I braved the 405 to get to Santa Monica for my first visit to the Boys and Girls Club. I signed in at the front and met the rest of our group of Pepperdine’sChallenge 4 Charity (C4C) volunteers around 2:30 pm to take a tour through the facility, starting in the enormous main rec room filled with pool and ping-pong tables, dance games, and a mini-basketball goal. The tour continued upstairs through the Tech Center, where the kids can go for computer help and technical needs, then finally to the cafeteria and the basketball court downstairs.
The kids started to roll in just after 3 pm, and suddenly there was a flood of activity in the building. Kids laughing, chatting, playing – some getting homework help from volunteers but most seeking out volunteers to play with them. There was a game of Jeopardy in the tech lab, and a crazy free-for-all tag race on the playground with our first-year volunteers and a huge group of kids.
One little girl, a seven-year-old named Mia, pulled me aside and asked if I would read to her, which translated into her reading for me and my helping her pronounce the big words; then spending a good part of my afternoon talking with her.
We took a short snack break around 4 pm to let the kids get some food and rest. Then it was almost immediately back to activities and playtime. Our day concluded around 5 pm and parents started showing up to pick up their children.
All in all, I had a wonderful experience at the Boys and Girls Club. There is something very genuine and light-hearted about spending the day with these kids and giving a small part of my time to hopefully make their day a little more fun and happy. I’m looking forward to the next C4C event there.
Contact the Pepperdine University’s chapter of Challenge 4 Charity for more information about getting involved with community service events.
C4C’S Hot and Hilarious Faculty/Alumni Verses Student Olympics
Last Saturday Pepperdine’s Challenge for Charity held their 3rd Annual Faculty/Alumni vs Student Olympics.
I’ll be the first to admit that driving to Malibu on a Saturday morning was not something I was overly excited about. Not to mention the fact that it promised to be an extremely hot day, judging by the intensity of the 9 am sunshine. However, I am so glad I did. The smiles on the faces of the children from The Children’s Lifesaving Foundation (CLF) made it all worthwhile.
The event kicked off with basketball at 11 am. Team Faculty/Alumni were ably represented by Dean Livingstone and Professors Gift, Hahn, Granados, Lee, and DiLellio, as well as several recent Full-time program grads. After several round-robin style elimination rounds, the first-year and second-year MBA students faced off in the Final, with first-years emerging triumphant. This was followed by the arrival of the children from CLF and a Chick-fil-A lunch under the shade of some palm trees.
After lunch everyone made their way to the field for some fun relay races with the CLF kids. I could not tell who was having more fun – those participating or those watching the hilarious races – as kids and adults alike dizzily zigzagged, crab-walked, bunny-hopped, and wheel-barrowed their way through to the finish line. Team “Purple Rockets” emerged as the eventual winners.
The penultimate event was the Tug-of-War, with the second-year MBAs winning despite being sent flying off their feet by the faculty/alumni team. Meanwhile, unfazed by the melting heat, the exuberant CLF kids laughed, ran, and did cartwheels on the field. (Ah, to be that young and energetic!)
The day’s shenanigans, I mean event, ended with dodgeball. Once again, first and second-years found themselves facing off in the Final. Each having won one event apiece, the winner of dodgeball would also claim the title of 2012 Overall Champions. In a nail-biting finish, the second-years emerged victorious and students beat faculty/alumni for the second year in a row. Stay tuned for the rematch next year!
All in all this year’s event was attended by 63 students, faculty, and alumni, as well as 20 children from CLF. Judging by all the happy yet tired adults and smiling kids at the end of the day, I would say it was a great success and I am sure next year will be even better.
Welcome! Pepperdine’s MBA Challenge for Charity (C4C) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that draws on the talents, energy, and resources of MBA students to support the Special Olympics, The Children’s Lifesaving Foundation, and Boys &
Girls Club of Santa Monica.
We believe strongly in developing business leaders with a lifelong commitment to community involvement and social responsibility. These goals are accomplished through volunteerism and fundraising throughout the academic year and cumulate with a friendly competition among 8 other top MBA programs (including Stanford, UCLA, and USC) on the west coast each spring in pursuit of the coveted “Golden Briefcase.”
We have many exciting events coming up and leadership positions available for the students at Graziadio School of Business Management. For more info, please contact us @ Challenge4Charity@pepperdine.edu
- Fundraising Director
- Race Coordinator
- Race Board
- Volunteer Coordinator
- Social Media Director
- Community Outreach Director
- Project Manager (Thanksgiving)
- Project Manager (Bowling)
- Project Manager (Halloween)
- MSAF Liaison
Pepperdine C4C is now accepting online donations. All donations will benefit Special Olympics, Children’s Lifesaving, and Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica.
Show your support by being one of the first to support us in our new fundraising efforts!
C4C is proud to add The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica as it’s new sponsored charity. This partnership is sure to be a positive one, not only for C4C, but also for the children who will now have access to MBA candidates as mentors and the Boys & Girls Club organization who will benefit from C4C fundraising efforts throughout the year. Check out our volunteer page to learn how you can get involved with the Boys & Girls Club and our other sponsored charities.
Learn more about the Boys & Girls Club