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Diversity Day to highlight inclusivity and connections in the community

The First Energy Foundation Community and Diversity Day will take place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Hazel & J.W. Ruby Community Center at Mylan Park.

Attendees can expect a wide array of activities aimed at embracing diversity, fostering connections and promoting inclusivity within the community.

Here’s what’s in store for the community:

  • Free Play
  • Earn Free Swim: Dive into the festivities and enjoy complimentary access to The Aquatic Center from 1-6 p.m. by simply attending the event.
  • Cultural Exhibitions and Scavenger Hunt: Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of cultures through exhibitions and participate in a scavenger hunt.
  • Global Music: Let the rhythm move you with DJ’d music from diverse traditions across the globe.
  • Craft Corner: Connect through creativity at the craft corner, where you can engage in hands-on artistic activities for all ages.
  • International Games: Join in on the fun with a selection of international games and activities suitable for everyone.
  • Photo Booth: Capture precious moments with loved ones at a photo booth, complete with fun props and backdrops.

In addition to these activities, special workshops and demonstrations are scheduled:

  • Noon — Bridge Builders Workshop: Join us for an interactive session aimed at fostering understanding and empathy across different communities.
  • 1 p.m. — Community Robotics Demo: Immerse yourself in the exciting world of robotics with a demonstration highlighting how technology is benefiting our community.
  • 2 p.m. — Dive Into Bias: Engage in a thought-provoking discussion on bias and prejudice, facilitated by experts in the field.

“We are thrilled to host the first-ever Community and Diversity Day sponsored by First Energy Foundation,” said Danielle Rudash, assistant director of Marketing and Outreach at Mylan Park. “This event is a testament of Mylan Park and First Energy Foundation’s commitment to celebrating diversity and promoting unity throughout the community. We invite everyone to come together for a day filled with understanding, appreciation and shared experiences.”

Admission to the event is free, and all members of the community are encouraged to attend and participate. Stay updated on event details by visiting or following Mylan Park on social media.

The Mylan Park Foundation was established to advance the educational, recreational, social and economic benefits to north-central West Virginia citizens, with the purpose of improving the quality of life for residents of, and visitors to, the Greater Morgantown area.

For over 20 years, Mylan Park has grown from four baseball and softball fields into a full-service sports, recreation, wellness and events complex spanning across 400 acres.

Owned and operated by the nonprofit 501c3 Mylan Park Foundation, Mylan Park now offers 14 different indoor and outdoor facilities comprising of over 60 acres of athletic field space and more than 180,000 square feet of indoor sport, recreation, health, wellness and event venues.

The FirstEnergy Foundation’s contributions to local nonprofit organizations help strengthen the social and economic fabric of our communities. Funded solely by FirstEnergy, the foundation extends the corporate
philosophy of providing community support.