OC hosts magic show Feb. 9 to benefit Down syndrome association Family science students and professors help support Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma

Feb 08, 2019

Every year, Oklahoma Christian University family science students choose a foundation to support through a magic show fundraiser. The show is hosted by the Department of Family Science; Ryan Newell, professor of psychology, performs the magic tricks. This year, the OC students chose to donate proceeds to the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma.

There are approximately 6,000 babies born with Down syndrome in the United States. Bobby Kern, family science professor at OC, has a son with Down syndrome, and he has served as the president of DSACO.

Students in our majors like to do whatever they can to support him and his family,” Newell said. “It’s a wonderful organization that does a lot to support families of children with Down syndrome.”

According to Newell, the magic show will be free, but they will ask for donations.

The show will be in the Adams Recital Hall Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. The magic show is open to anyone on or off campus; it will be family friendly and will be around an hour long.

To learn more about DSACO, visit the group’s website.