SNU Raises over $90,000 for Children’s Camp Scholarships

BETHANY, Okla. (November 9, 2010) - Southern Nazarene University celebrated their 20th EXCEL Auction on November 5 to help provide support for Oklahoma's children to attend the EXCEL summer camps on the campus of SNU. This year over $90,000 was raised for EXCEL camp scholarships.

The enriching, educational, recreational and spiritual experience of EXCEL (Excellence inChristian Education andLeadership) camps are made available each year to children from all social stations because of the more than $1,500,000 that has been raised over the EXCEL Auction's 20-year history.

Friends of Southern Nazarene University gathered at the Sam Noble Event Center in the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for this year’s Christmas themed auction. This is the 16th year that the Excel Auction has been held in the special events center. This pre-registered event that includes purchases of corporate tables, item donations, and bidding on and buying from more than 400 items at the auction also accepts tax-deductible monetary donations for the camps.

“We, at SNU, are thrilled about the long term and continued support for this worthy cause. Over 200 different greater Oklahoma City businesses and individuals have sponsored corporate tables and donated items during the 20-year history of our EXCEL auction. We thank you all,” said Linda Gresham, SNU first lady and EXCEL auction chair.

To learn more about EXCEL summer camps for children contact the Southern Nazarene University Athletic Department at 405-491-6339.To make a donation on behalf of summer camps contact the EXCEL Auction office at 405.491.6322.

Southern Nazarene University's mission is to transform lives through higher education in Christ-centered community. As a Christian community of scholars, we model the hospitality of grace, the pursuit of truth and the practice of discipleship, all within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition, as we prepare graduates who THINK with clarity, ACT with integrity and SERVE with purpose.