Concord’s Bonner Scholars Hosting Walk To Benefit Royal Family Kids Camp

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 20 2017

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement 

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,


After 4 p.m.







ATHENS, W.Va. – The Bonner Scholars Program of Concord University is sponsoring a Child Abuse Awareness Walk on Friday, April 14 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Concord track in Callaghan Stadium. April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and proceeds from the event will benefit Royal Family Kids Camp of Princeton, W.Va.

The Royal Family Kids Camp is a summer camp for abused, abandoned and neglected children in the foster care system in southern West Virginia. The camp services children from the following counties: Mercer, McDowell, Raleigh, Summers, Monroe, and Greenbrier.

The walk is being held to bring together the local community, as well as the campus community, to raise awareness about child abuse and to support the local non-profit Royal Family Kids Camp of Princeton, W.Va. 2017 marks the tenth year that the camp has served local foster children in the area.

Participants may walk as an individual or with a team comprised of 5-10 people. Preregistration is highly encouraged; however, registrations will be accepted at the event. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. the day of the walk. The first 200 individuals who preregister will receive a Child Abuse Awareness Bracelet.

The cost to participate for Concord University faculty, staff and students is $5. All others may participate in the event for $10. The team that has walked the most steps by the end of the event will receive a prize. Following the walk, participants are invited to enjoy visiting with vendors and take the opportunity to learn more about the Royal Family Kids Camp.

If the event is cancelled due to extreme weather, each individual who has preregistered will be notified by 3 p.m. the day of the walk via email and/or phone.

For additional information and registration forms contact the Bonner Scholars Program at or 304-384-6009. For more information on Royal Family Kids Camp visit:





Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.