Dec. 2 Christmas Carnival to fundraise on Defiance College campus

November 29, 2016 

DEFIANCE, Ohio - On Friday, Dec. 2, a student-run Christmas Carnival will be on the Defiance College campus to benefit the College's Dance Marathon project in support of the Toledo Children's Miracle Network. The carnival is open to the public and will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Hive in Hubbard Hall.

Defiance College has hosted the Dance Marathon on campus annually since 2007. This winter, the Dance Marathon will feature carnival activities and meeting Miracle families. Santa will be present to visit with children.

Admission to the event is free. Depending on the game, cost to play will range from a penny to a quarter. For every game played, participants will receive up to three raffle tickets for items or gift certificates from local businesses.

Dance Marathon is led by students as part of Defiance College's Project 701. Project 701 is a unique, student-implemented non-profit organization that gives students the opportunity to give back to Defiance College and the community in a meaningful way while providing them a chance to apply their academic knowledge to solve a real world problem. Students have the opportunity to volunteer with the various projects, become managers of an individual project, join the staff or board that oversees Project 701 as a whole, or start up their own program.

All money received at the Christmas Carnival will go to funding the spring Buzzathon, which has a goal of raising $3,000 for the Toledo Children’s Miracle Network. There will be a box at the Dance Marathon for donations directly to the Children’s Miracle Network as well.

Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The College website is