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Malone University students and alumni will carry on “SLOTH” tradition for endowment fund on Saturday

October 25, 2013 | Release # 6758


Photo provided by Morriah Eden Photography

The Sloth Endowment Fund will host the 11th annual Sloth anniversary game at Harvard Park in Canton, Ohio on Saturday, October 26 at 2 p.m.

In October of 2002, then-Malone students created the sport of "sloth." Sloth is a team sport played on half of a soccer field, in which players on two teams must punt a rugby ball into the goal. Team members can only pass the ball backwards or laterally or kick the ball to one another. Every year, alumni and current students from Malone University gather to play this beloved game, which has united Malone University students since its birth. On Saturday, MU students and alumni will play this game as they have for the past eleven years – but for a purpose other than bragging rights.

Last year, at the tenth anniversary game, alumni created an endowment fund to support current students at Malone University. The Sloth Endowment Fund raises money for scholarship awards for one or more students enrolling at Malone University the following fall semester. This year, Malone University has granted permission for the Sloth Endowment Fund to give away two $1,500 scholarships next fall. These would be the first awarded scholarships from the Sloth Endowment Fund.

The mission statement for the Sloth Endowment Fund is "To develop, promote, and sustain the game of Sloth and the spirit of camaraderie by helping individual students pursuing Christian Higher Education within the Malone Community." For more information on both the sport of Sloth and the Sloth Endowment Fund, please click here.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
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Cell: 330-324-2424

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