College of DuPage to host Chaparral Family Day Sept. 17

  • College of DuPage's Chaparral Family Day returns on Saturday, Sept. 17, with free outdoor activities outside the Bjarne Ullsvik Stadium.

    College of DuPage's Chaparral Family Day returns on Saturday, Sept. 17, with free outdoor activities outside the Bjarne Ullsvik Stadium. Courtesy of COD Press Photography

 
 
Posted8/30/2022 12:59 PM

Join the College of DuPage Foundation for Chaparral Family Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, and enjoy outdoor activities for the entire family, including inflatables, food trucks, a bags competition, live music and face painting.

The free event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. outside the Bjarne Ullsvik Stadium on the college's Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.

 

In addition, cheer on the Chaparrals as they take on Detroit Community College at 2 p.m.

Chaparral Family Day is the culmination of a week of events, including:

• Monday, Sept. 12

Join COD alumni, supporters and friends at the Chaparral Alumni Network Scholarship Golf Outing to benefit the Chaparral Alumni Network Scholarship Fund. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. and golf begins at 1 p.m. Learn more at e.givesmart.com/events/s70/.

• Thursday, Sept. 15

COD student and podcast host Jordan Vargas will host "Campus Conversations" featuring Rodney Pryor, an NBA basketball player, business owner, author and mentor at 7 p.m. at the McAninch Arts Center. Vargas will talk to Pryor about his journey from community college to the NBA. Tickets are $10 and proceeds from the event will benefit the COD Succeeds Scholarship Fund. Learn more at e.givesmart.com/events/s70/.

• Sunday, Sept. 18

Honor COD alumni for their outstanding achievements at this year's Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony at the McAninch Arts Center. A light brunch begins at 11 a.m. and the awards ceremony begins at 11:45 a.m. Learn more about this year's nominees and register to attend at alumni.cod.edu/distinguished-alumni-awards-2/

For a full list of events, visit alumni.cod.edu/chaparral-weekend/.

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