Building the Albertus Community One Step at a Time

On Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2013, more than 20 members of the Albertus community braved a hot, humid, rainy day to participate in the 36th Annual Stratton Faxon New Haven Road Race, which benefitted a number of charitable organizations.  The race offered 5K and 20K courses, and the Albertus runners ranged in ability from experienced marathoners to first-time 5K participants.  Proudly, everyone finished.

Why did we run?

“Doing” reflects the Albertus tradition of community – supporting our internal community, our New Haven community and our non-profit community.

The camaraderie that develops while training for a race and encouraging each other to persevere is the same spirit you find in our classrooms.   It feels good to share that spirit with each other as we live up to the ideals of a sound mind and sound body.   It made sense to take part in the city’s largest athletic event, which, reflective of our Dominican ideals, welcomed everyone.  Like a family, members of the Albertus community enjoy each other’s company; events like the Road Race help us develop as a team and strengthen our relationships with each other.

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Finally, it’s fun!

This event was so much fun, that we invite you to join the Albertus community on Sunday, October 20, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. for the Cook and Care Walk-a-Thon hosted by Albertus.  The Walk-a-Thon benefits four local food pantries and begins on campus at the Celentano Athletic Field.  Register today at http://cookandcarewalkathon.org/

Not familiar with the Cook and Care Walk-a-Thon?  Learn more here http://blog.albertus.edu/2013/07/23/cook-and-care-walk-a-thon/

We would love to hear from you.  If your work place uses athletics or charitable events to build community among your work teams let us know in the comments below.  Who knows?  You may be featured in one of our upcoming blogs on teamwork.

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