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SGA entertains with its first dance marathon

By Sha’Lace Gregg
Assistant Editor Around The Campus

The first SGA Danceathon was held April 8 in the U.C. lounge. As part of Service North Carolina, student government associations in the 16 schools of the UNC system held a day of community service.

UNCP’s project this year was a 10-hour danceathon. 

The event was $3 per person and open to everyone. Delta Sigma Theta and the National Pan-Hellenic council donated $50 each towards the event.

All proceeds were donated to The Pediatrics AIDS Foundation.

“At our age a lot of people are having unprotected sex and we chose this foundation to promote awareness,” SGA member Siporia Wrighten said.

Food and Prizes Free food and raffles were available throughout the dance for participants.

A sub bar, chips, cookies, juice and bottles of water kept the dancers energized.

“I came out with fellow members of Alpha Phi Alpha to support a great opportunity to raise money for the foundation.  They provided an entertaining atmosphere for all participants, young and old,” Alpha Phi Alpha member Raji Johnson said.

Every hour a prize was awarded to a selected participant.

Everything from lotions, to UNCP license tags, a digital camera, a $75 Walmart gift card and a stereo system were available to win.

“The raffle motivates you to keep dancing and this has been a good stress reliever and a chance for me to meet free-spirited people,” Sedrick Lewis said.

Close to 50 individuals participated at the weekend event.

Earning Chancellor Points Several clubs and organizations earned up to 1250 Chancellor Cup points for their participation at the dance.

Zeta Phi Beta and Phi Beta Sigma supported the event.

“Our organization, as a whole, felt this was a good event to be a part of,” Phi Beta Sigma member Ben Williams said.

Williams won a campus bookstore gift certificate.

Clubs and organizations, as well as students, may look forward to the danceathon next year.

“Being a CAB representative, I came out to support and I hope they have even better success next year,” Alexandar Saunders said.

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Updated: Monday, April 24, 2006
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