Social work group leads Relay fundraising
April 4, 2011 —
With Relay for Life less than a week away, teams are busy raising money.
The top fundraising teams thus far are the Student Social Work Organization, the Relay committee team, and the Delta Sigma Pi and Dining Services team.
Jessica Drake, captain for Team Delta Sigma Pi and Dining Services, is also the individual highest online fundraiser and the Team Development chair for the Relay for Life committee. She said that teams are bringing in money through donations, gas pumping and shirt sales.
“We as a whole have raised more than $19,800 with 52 teams,” she said.
Her team has sent out emails, hosted a fraternity spaghetti dinner and pumped gas. The team also had change jars in the main College of Business and Management offices. Members are continuing to sell T-shirts and luminaria bags.
The luminaria bags are white bags that can be purchased by friends or family of cancer survivors or victims. During the event, glow sticks are placed inside at midnight and the memory lap takes place. During the memory lap, names of people who have bags dedicated to them will be read.
Some of the team’s upcoming fundraisers will be at Buffalo Wild Wings, Tropical Smoothie and Citgo. The theme is “Deal or No Deal,”which they’ll have at relay, in addition to massages, buffet, snacks and auction items.
The items, which include a bike, basketball net and outside umbrella, were donated by Great Wolf Lodge, Cardinal Deli, Famous Dave’s Restaurant and Pepsi.
Emily Daubert, captain of the Student Social Work Organization team, said members of her team have been selling silicone bracelets, pumping gas and holding Buffalo Wild Wings and Bennigan’s fundraiser days. Her team’s theme is “Hey Arnold!”
“The entire team has been very gung-ho about raising money and finding sponsorship for our team,” Daubert said. “I’m very proud of them.”
Both teams have brought in more than $300 each from these activities and close to $5,000 in online fundraising.
“Teams have very creative ideas for fundraisers at relay, and I look forward to seeing what everyone else does and how the community enjoys this year’s relay,” said Drake.