2010Dec 16

SPAD Xmas Party: SPAD gives back

By SPAD Blogger Lukas Hayes

SPAD Gives Back

This past Saturday, December 11th, 2010, SPAD students gathered in the games room on campus to partake in a Christmas gathering. Sometimes SPAD events are just seen as ways for the program to raise money, however this was not the case for SPAD Xmas. Students flocked to the games room to see the coveted rivalry game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Each student was encouraged to bring a food item for the Sudbury Food Bank, and the people attending did not disappoint. There were a variety of decorations and even some homemade baking by students Nicole Fraser, Shannon O’Reilly and Kat Schnieder. The game had multiple highlights and had students shouting jests at each other regarding their favorite teams. The party was jersey themed and SPAD students from all years showed up wearing their favorite team’s colors. In total, the event raised 37 items for the Sudbury Food Bank. After the game, the UFC fight was scheduled to air. With some help from residence and SPAD’s good friend Michael Wallace, we were able to order the fight. SPAD ran the event and collected $3 for each person attending to cover both the ordering fee, and to contribute towards Airbandz, which focuses on donating to cancer research. Over $100 was raised from students and the money will go to a great cause. A big congratulations to all who attended and helped make this Christmas season a little bit better for people in need. Happy Holidays!!

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