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Who won Saturday’s Race2Educate 5K? Our kids!

Vance High student Jordin Wright

Vance High student Jordin Wright celebrates receiving a $4,000 Race2Educate 5K Community Walk/Run Scholarship at the April 6 event.

April 6 was a great day for University City schools and scholars, thanks to the Race2Educate 5K and its many sponsors.

Nearly 900 adults and youth competed for pride and awards, but the day’s biggest winners were the nine Vance High students who received Race2Educate community scholarships totaling $40,000.

“It was inspiring to see our community show up in force to support our schools, the students, administrators and families,” said Rob Rogers, who birthed the annual event as a way to draw business and community support for University City public schools.

A total of 34 students have now received scholarships since Race2Educate began in 2013. (more…)

Partner Spotlight: Chick-fil-A University Place is Ucity’s Giant Champion

Rob Rogers, right, addresses business at the University City Connect kickoff event last year.

Rob Rogers, right, recognizes school leaders at the University City Connect kickoff event last year.

Article by Meredith Avant

If you live, work, play or learn in University City, you probably know about our very busy Chick-fil-A at University Place. But do you know about all of the magic that our Chick-fil-A has made happen for our University City community?

Owner Rob Rogers is a giant champion for Ucity. For years, the restaurant has helped our community with meals and donations to civic clubs and schools. Three years ago, Rob decided that he could do more, and better, for our youth in Ucity — and he has. Rob rallied local businesses to engage with our four Governors Village schools. (more…)

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