WSU to Host Fundraiser for Africa Heartwood Project

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is hosting a benefit dance and online auction to raise awareness and funds for the Africa Heartwood Project, an all-volunteer organization that seeks to redress causes and symptoms of poverty in West Africa.

The dance will be held March 23 from 8-11 p.m. in Shepherd Union Ballroom B. Activities will include a live disc jockey, African entertainment, photo opportunities and a raffle. The cost is $3 at the door and is open to the public.

The online auction will begin the night of the dance and end April 6. It will feature items from Ron McBride, former WSU head football coach; Tim Toone, former WSU wide receiver now with the Denver Broncos; Lindsey Anderson, former WSU track and field star who competed in the steeplechase during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing; and more. For a full list of items and to participate, go to, scroll to the “Marketplace” and click on “Auctions.”

Proceeds will specifically benefit Africa Heartwood Project’s Refugee Orphan Home, which provides full-time care for 30 Liberian children at the Buduburam Refugee Settlement in Ghana. For more information, go to

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