Friday, November 7, 2014

Mesa College “Fall Fest” this Saturday Nov. 8th to Benefit Student Veterans

San Diego Mesa College is going all-out for veterans this Veterans Day Weekend with Fall Fest events benefiting the 2,000 student veterans who attend Mesa College each semester. The day begins on Saturday, November 8 with a 5K run/walk, followed by a community street fair, and the college’s homecoming football game .

The day kicks off at 8 a.m. with the Fall Fest Run, benefiting student veterans. The race is open to everyone. Runners and teams can sign up for the 5K race, a one mile run/walk, or the half-mile for disabled racers. The track runs through the Mesa College campus in Kearny Mesa. Registration fees range from $20-$30, with free run t-shirts (while they last) register at

The free community street fair, also benefiting student veterans, runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features booths by student groups and clubs, artisans, and community vendors. Bands and musicians
will entertain fair-goers with live music, and visitors can purchase items, including food prepared by Mesa’s culinary students and local vendors. Admission is free!

“Mesa College has one of the largest student veterans population in the state and nation,” noted Dr. Pamela T. Luster, president. The funds raised through Fall Fest will help us to build an emergency fund for student veterans and to further support their unique needs as they transition to campus life.”

The homecoming football game begins at 1 pm, with the Mesa College Olympians hosting the El Camino Compton College Tartars. Half-time homecoming festivities include patriotic songs sung by the Mesa Vocal Ensemble; the Kearny High School Color Guard, and the popular t-shirt toss.  Game fees are: $5 students/faculty/staff, children under 12 years $2; $7 general admission.

For details see: Parking is free or take MTS Routes 41 and 44.

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