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Wofford College student groups conduct fundraisers

Thursday, March 09, 2006

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – If it’s not see-sawing, it could be playing football, golf or softball, or it could be enjoying a stack of pancakes while listening to some good music.

Wofford College student organizations have a variety of ways to make giving easy and fun. While most conduct on-going service projects throughout the year, such as working in soup kitchens, helping with Habitat for Humanity, tutoring and mentoring, and a variety of other activities, many also conduct major fundraisers for their philanthropies. These fundraisers, many being held over the next several weeks, take on personalities of their own.

Their causes range from muscular dystrophy to breast cancer research to child abuse to many other issues that affect the community and the nation.

Here’s a rundown of the upcoming fundraisers being conducted by these student organizations:

March 10-11 – Zeta Tau Alpha, See-Saw-A-Thon. From 6 a.m. on Friday until 6 a.m. on Saturday, students will be see-sawing 24 hours in front of the Anna Todd Wofford Center at Andrews Field House and Fraternity Row, to bring awareness to breast cancer research. Funds raised go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Contact Kristi Lynch at lynchkd@wofford.edu.

March 16 – Kappa Delta Sorority, Shamrock ’n’ Roll. From 4:30 to 7 p.m. on the lawn of Main Building, this pancake supper will feature live music and a proclamation of “Spartanburg Shamrock Event Day” by Spartanburg Mayor Bill Barnet. Tickets are $5, and donations will be accepted. Funds go to Prevent Child Abuse America. Contact Laura Studstill at studstilllk@wofford.edu.

March 17-18 – College Relay for Life. Several Wofford organizations have teams involved in this Relay for Life, which kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 17, at Converse College and runs through 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 18. Wofford groups involved are Delta Delta Delta Sorority, the Psychology Kingdom, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and the Living Learning Community-Arts. Funds go to the American Cancer Society. Contact Robynn Mackechnie at mackechnierl@wofford.edu.

March 22 – Greek Lip Sync Competition. Set for 8 p.m. at Players Corner, next to the Burwell Building, admission is $3. Proceeds from this event and raised through the “Penny Wars” during Wofford’s Greek Week go to Safe Homes Rape Crisis Center and Habitat for Humanity. Contact Heather Morrow at morrowhj@wofford.edu.

March 27 – 2nd Annual Wofford Faculty/Staff vs. Senior Terriers Football Game. This event pits members of the Wofford faculty and staff, including President Benjamin B. Dunlap, in a “friendly” game of football against seniors on the Terriers football team. It begins at 6 p.m. in Gibbs Stadium. Ticket sale proceeds and donations go to the Bethlehem Center. Contact Martha Albergotti at albergottimj@wofford.edu.

April 19 -- Kappa Alpha Theta, Annual Pig Pickin'. BBQ will be served on the lawn of Main Building from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. Contact Caitlin Clifford at cliffordcl@wofford.edu.

April 29 – Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Muscular Dystrophy Association Golf Tournament. Cost is $75 per play for the event, to be held at Village Greens Golf Course. Sponsorships are available. Contact Jamie McClain at mcclainjt@wofford.edu.

April 30 – Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Triple Play Softball Tournament. Softball teams made up of students, faculty, staff and friends compete on the intramural fields. Proceeds go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Contact Maggie Sanders at sandersmg@wofford.edu.