By Carly Guise
Bowling and Zumba and VIP Rooms, oh my!
Red Lion’s Mini-Thon club has introduced new activities and fundraising requirements for the 2018 night of event, held at the high school on Fri., April 27.
This year, students must raise a minimum of $50 to be admitted to the event. Unlike years past, this admission does not include a pool pass. In order to take a swim this year, students must raise a minimum of $60 to gain access to the pool.
These new requirements are part of a tier system that is new to this year’s event. “We believe that the tier system will draw in more people to raise above and beyond the amount that is needed to get in, as its benefits will be on top of the raffle prizes that we always do,” said Mini-Thon chairs Brittney Riedel and Chloe Wise. “We picked out activities that we believed everyone would enjoy and that they would be willing to go the extra mile in fundraising in order to participate in.”
The next step in the tier system is a new addition to this year’s event. For the first time, students will have the opportunity to go to the Lion Bowling Center during the night if they raise $75 or more.
Also new to this year is the VIP Room, available to students who raise $100 or more.
“The VIP Room was created to build excitement for Mini-Thon,” Brittney and Chloe said in a joint statement. “In the VIP Room, we are including activities like an escape room, and lessons from a graffiti artist, which we are excited about.”
The addition of these new activities is an effort by the club to raise excitement to new levels this year. With their general admission, students can participate in activities like Zumba and various sporting tournaments.
Mini-Thon club hopes that, with the new activities, many students will come out for a night of fun.
“We hope that everyone will try to make it out. We have tried to keep the staples of past Mini-Thons while still adding new and exciting events to draw in different crowds. This year’s activities should appeal to all; the sporty, the nerdy, the creative, and anyone looking for a fun night.”
As it has been known since the beginning of the school year, this year’s Mini-Thon event will be six hours long, as opposed to the traditional 12. It will be held from 4 P.M. to 10 P.M. on the night of April 27.
“I just hope that people will be willing to come out and give it a chance, even if it wasn’t the length they wished it to be,” Brittney said. “We are really just happy to be having a Mini-Thon this year.”