April 13, 2017

Hackettstown, N.J., April 13, 2017– In conjunction with the Pocono Raceway College Tour, the Sports Management Department at Centenary University will host a Pocono Raceway viewing party at 12:30 p.m. on April 22, 2017 in the quad behind the Edward W. Seay Administration Building located at 400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown. This event is free and open to the public.

Centenary University will be competing in the Raceway’s tour alongside East Stroudsburg University, Neumann University, and defending champion Kutztown University.

This event is part of a “3 turn” competition in which colleges and universities “race” against one another to earn $500 toward their club, school, or choice of charitable organization, as well as access to a Skybox during the NASCAR XFNITY Series Race at Pocono Raceway on Saturday, June 10. Sports management students are given the opportunity to hone their skills in area marketing, sales, and event planning through a carefully crafted series of challenges. The Pocono Raceway Fan Council, along with selected Pocono Raceway staff members, will keep track of each school’s progress through a predetermined points system based on each ‘turn’ of the competition.

The viewing party will be accompanied by a range of games and activities including cornhole and E-gaming. Sports management students at Centenary University have started a campaign on social media using #PoconoAtCU. Follow the Centenary University Sports Management Association on Facebook for more information about the viewing party and to stay updated about future events. This event will take place as part of the institution’s Earth Day activities, which will be held on campus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the front lawn of the Edward W. Seay Administration Building.

Professor David Perricone, Assistant Professor of Sports Management, has expressed enthusiasm about the real-world experience aspect of this event, saying, “In the courses I teach, I am committed to providing my students with hands-on experience. The end result of the Pocono Raceway College Tour is a fun viewing party, but along the way, my students are responsible for orchestrating the success of the event in regards to marketing, organizing, and engaging the Centenary and local communities.”

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County). The Centenary University School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, as well as corporate sites throughout New Jersey.

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