Arts & Entertainment Editor
Be prepared for a night of fun and games, the third annual Move-a-Thon is coming up on Nov. 16 and will last from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Pratt Recreation Center. Many students have been looking forward to the event and Campus Life has been hard at work preparing for a night fulfilled with festivities.
Several fundraisers have been held to raise money for the Move-a-Thon’s cause. “Some have been pieing Campus Life staff members, selling t-shirts during homecoming, hosting a scavenger hunt in Hillwood, and having RA’s hold programs within the residence halls to raise money,” said Julia Pagano, campus life coordinator. A trivia night fundraiser will be held on Monday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hillwood Cinema. All of the donations go to Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation to fund research and provide care for patients battling cancer.
The Move-A-Thon Committee consists of students and staff who have been reaching out to the community, advertising, scheduling, and choosing activities and raffles for the event. The Move-a-Thon will feature several attractions such as inflatables, super-sized sports and arcade games, virtual reality pods and opportunities to win prizes. “We’re making it more activity-oriented this year,” Olivia Kavanaugh, junior art education major, said, “We’re trying to get more high-paced activities to keep students involved from the moment they walk into Move-a-Thon to the moment they leave.” Attractions at last year’s Move-a-Thon included a miniature golf course. This year, bungee jumping and go-karting will be available at the event. Refreshments will be served throughout the night.
“I went to Move-a-Thon for the first time last year, and I think it’s a really great community event that brings us together,” Adam Silverstein, sophomore social work major, said.
The coordinating committee has high hopes for the event this year. “Last year, we raised about $15,000. We’re hoping to match or exceed that,” Kavanaugh said.
Will Bruner, owner of Enjoyable Entertainment will be DJing the event. “He has DJ’d for several other events such as orientation, pep rally, Relay For Life, and previous Move-A-Thon events,” Pagano said.
A registration fee of $10 can be paid either at the door or online at tinyurl.com/moveathon17.