(September 21, 2009)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073.

The March for the Maji Takes Place Oct. 3

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SHREVEPORT, La.-The 2nd Annual March for the Maji takes place Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. until noon on the campus of Centenary College.

Hosted by the Centenary Women United Women's Bible study group, the event will raise funds for the non-profit organization, 410 Bridge and their H204K, Water for Kenya program. The word maji is Swahili for water.

The event will consist of teams of individuals and teams of no more than 10 members from various churches, businesses, and schools who will walk around a track. Participants will pay an entrance fee of $10 per team or $5 for individuals in. Teams and individuals can also find sponsors to pledge a dollar amount per lap that teams complete. T-shirts will also be available.

If you, your business, church, and/or school would like to participate by sponsoring or creating a team, please contact Laura Vaughan in the Religious Life Office at Centenary College of Louisiana: (318) 869-5280 or email.

For more information on the 410 Bridge organization, visit www.410bridge.org.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and has been recognized as "One of the Best 371 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.