Cedarville University to Host 1,700 Children at Junior Jam

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio - Cedarville University will host more than 2,000 people at its biannual Junior Jam event on Saturday, April 3. The fun starts at 9 a.m. in the Dixon Ministry Center on the Cedarville University campus. Guests are expected from Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, and West Virginia. The group will include 1,700 third through sixth-graders and 400 adult sponsors. This year's theme is "Underwater Expedition: Finding Friends in Fishy Waters." The day will provide activities, videos, and lessons related to finding and being a good friend. Games will include "The O'Bay Challenge," a giant game board that teaches respect for authority; "Pressure Pier," a "build-your-own-adventure" that teaches how to deal with peer pressure; "Shipmate Shake-up," a game that teaches acceptance of others; and "Operation: Cooperation," games that teach the value of teamwork. Bob and Dannah Gresh, both Cedarville graduates, will be the special guests. Bob will present a session for boys called "Media Mash," teaching responsibility and discretion in media choices, and Dannah will present an activity called "Secret Keeper Girls," teaching the importance of modesty and finding significance in Christ. For more information about the Gresh's Pure FreedomTM ministry, visit www.purefreedom.org. Approximately 400 Cedarville University students will volunteer at Junior Jam by preparing events, serving lunch, and leading games and small groups. Junior Jam also features workshops and training seminars for the sponsors who bring groups. For a list of the workshops, visit http://www.cedarville.edu/dept/er/jrjam/workshops.htm. More information is available at www.cedarville.edu/juniorjam. To cover this event, contact the University public relations office at 937-766-7808. -30-