Phonathon calls for volunteers, offers prizes to fundraisers

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The sixth annual Phonathon will be on March 23 through April 10 with two volunteer shifts every weeknight from 4:30 p.m. through 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. in room AA137 with 30 phones available.

This is an event where student groups, faculty and staff volunteers call alumni and friends of SCCC/ATS and ask for scholarship funds.

“I want to encourage everyone to come and donate a few hours of your time. It is a lot of fun; you can win some very cool prizes, and most importantly, all the money raised goes back to the students in the form of scholarships,” Charity Horinek said.

To make the event more worthwhile, a prize of $500, sponsored by SGA, will be awarded to the group/club that raises the most money in pledges.

Prizes will also be available to individuals who raise the most money. Prizes include: an iPad Mini, Beats wireless headphones, a Beats Pill 2.0 speaker, a $100 and $50 VISA gift card, sponsored by the SCCC/ATS Foundation.

According to Horinek, on each shift, one volunteer will win a free pizza, and everyone who volunteers will receive smaller prizes and treats.

“We try to keep the atmosphere fun so the volunteer time goes by quicker,” she said.

So far the groups signed up include Baseball, Softball, Tennis, Choir and Band, Agriculture, Welding, ENACTUS, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Diesel Tech, Volleyball, Dance, Cheer, Phi Theta Kappa, SGA, HALO, and the Crusader. A few staff members have also volunteered some time to help.

“I was talking to a group of high school kids who take classes here at the tech school and they helped with the Phonathon last year, they were very excited to help again, and [they] said it was so much fun that the time just flew by. We hope to make it entertaining and worthwhile for everyone who helps,” Horinek said.

There are still shifts available for those interested in volunteering their time. To volunteer, contact Charity Horinek at [email protected] or call the number 620-272-6016. To donate, call the Development office at 620-417-1131.

 

Crusader/File photo SCCC/ATS students from different clubs and organizations are calling for donations to support their funding last year.

Crusader/File photo
SCCC/ATS students from different clubs and organizations are calling for donations to support their funding last year.

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