Greek Senate in partnership with the New Jersey Devils will be hosting its first annual Greek Life Night on Thursday, Feb. 21 to help raise funds for the Children's Specialized Hospital. The hockey night will take place at the Prudential Center beginning at 7 p.m., featuring a match between the New Jersey Devils and the Ottawa Senators. For tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annually, the Kean community works year round to raise money for the Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, NJ. The Kean community raises funds throughout the school year until the final event, Kean Dance Marathon (KDM), where the total amount raised is revealed. With KDM in mind, the Kean community is always looking for new ways to encourage students to come out to events while also raising money for the charity. Last year Greek Senate hosted its first annual Winter Wonderland Gala, which turned out to be a success.
This year Greek Senate had set out to try canning at a New Jersey Devils game which turned out to be unattainable due to their policies. However, this rejection led to the upcoming hockey night.
"As fate would have it, the program coordinator informed us that, due to their polices, we would not be able to do canning. [However, he] told us of an alternative project we can be a part of. The NJ Devils teamed up with multiple universities to host a Greek Life event, in which a portion of their ticket sales would go to a charity of their choice. Without hesitation, we thought this would be an exciting and new way to raise money for KDM. We talked to our Greek community first to see how they would feel about selling tickets and received an overwhelming 'Yes,'" said Graduate Intern of Greek Affairs Ashley Buchanan.
A ticket costs $40 and a portion of each ticket will be donated to the Children's Specialized Hospital. The first 45 people to purchase tickets will have the opportunity to take photos on the ice after the hockey game. Students who had purchased tickets by Friday, Feb. 8 had been entered into a raffle to win two free tickets for a to be determined New Jersey Devils game in March. For tickets, email email@example.com. Students should note that transportation for the event will not be provided by the school.
"This program is good for hockey fans or for ordinary people just looking to experience a night of fun. What makes this event so great is not only are you able to go out and enjoy yourself, but also you are helping a child in need at The Children's Specialized Hospital. What more of a reason do you need to go and support this cause?" said Buchanan.
For more information, contact Graduate Intern for Greek Affairs Ashley Buchanan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Assistant Director for Greek Affairs Alex Louis at email@example.com. To donate directly to Kean Dance Marathon, visit the webpage.