Homecoming Celebrations Kick Off this Weekend

homecoming14_sliderJoin the Vanguard University family January 30- February 1, 2014, for Homecoming 2014. Vanguard invites family, friends and alumni for a weekend of reunions, celebrations and community.

The weekend kicks off with the reunion of the Delivery Boys and Entourage teams on January 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Newport Mesa Church (NMC). The reunited alumni and the current performing arts ministry teams will host an evening of laughter and joy to celebrate 25 years of ministry.

On Friday, the Athletic Hall of Fame will be held in NMC at 7 p.m. The event will recognize alumni and loyal fans that embody the Vanguard Athletics Gold Pride. The event is free with an RSVP.

On Saturday, multiple events pack the schedule as Homecoming weekend officially begins. The day starts with registration for the 5K Run for Mercy at 9:30 a.m. in Needham Chapel and ends with the women and men’s basketball teams facing off Hope International University in The Pit at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Events include award ceremonies, this year’s 5K Run for Mercy benefitting the family of alumna Candace (Wong ’02) Segrove, the Homecoming Celebration Party and multiple others. The Homecoming Celebration Party starts at 11 a.m. and will feature a meet and greet with the Segrove family, live music, Kid Zone and an In-N-Out Truck. The In-N-Out Truck will cost $5 for both adults and kids.

For more information about Homecoming 2014, click here.

Stretch Those Legs and Come Out for the 2014 5K Run for Mercy

Segrove-FamilyLace up your running shoes and come to Vanguard University’s 5K Run for Mercy to benefit an alumni family in need on February 1 at 10 a.m.

One of Vanguard’s core values is building a community of support and encouragement that continues beyond graduation. In this year’s 5K Run for Mercy, the $15 registration fee and any additional donations will go to support 2-year-old Edmond Segrove, the son of Adonis and Candace (Wong ’02) Segrove.

Diagnosed with a rare brain disorder, Edmond experiences daily seizures, muscle spasms and difficulty swallowing. Medication, special equipment and hospital bills continue to be a financial challenge for the Segrove family. Vanguard looks to raise proceeds from the 5K to help Edmond receive the medical attention he needs.

With Vanguard sponsoring the 5K for her son, Candace (Wong’02) Segrove decided to write a blog post about her family’s story and Edmond. In the post, she details her Edmond’s condition and describes where the family is at now. In her last paragraph, she says: “We don’t know what God has in mind, but we know we are on His mind and He loves us.”

To register for the 5K run or make a donation, click here. To learn more about the event and other Homecoming weekend events, click here.