Circle K is preparing its second annual fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Compared to last year, it’s an entire week, giving it the name “Wish Week.”
It consists of a series of recreational activities to raise money for Make-A-Wish, in order to give a wish to a child in the local Clarion area.
Vice President Nicole McCullough, senior Speech Pathology major, said she had high hopes about this year’s event. She said last year, Circle K was pleasantly surprised by how well the events turned out.
“It seems as though students get more involved with the dodgeball tournaments,” she said.
Compared to last year, McCullough said there were more advertising and more organizations got involved. McCullough said she got involved to raise awareness for Make-A-Wish. “Even though we live in such a small community and go to a small school, you really can make a difference in someone’s life,” McCullough said. “A small location doesn’t matter, as long as you’re passionate about what you’re trying to do.”
This year, Circle K is holding “Wish Week” from Feb. 17 – Feb. 20 at the student recreation center, and each day will be a different activity. Tuesday, Feb. 17 will be the Zumbathon from 6-8 p.m., and Wednesday is the volleyball tournament from 6-9 p.m.. Thursday is the basketball tournament from 6-9 p.m., and Friday is the dodgeball tournament from 6-9 p.m.
McCullough said, “Students shouldn’t feel like they have to be athletic to participate in the events. It’s for a good cause and it’s supposed to be fun. This is a nonjudgmental zone.”
Circle K will be also having prizes and food. “Wish Week” is also open to Clarion community members. Circle K organizations from other universities plan on attending this year’s “Wish Week” to contribute their time to the cause.
McCullough said it’s her goal to grant a child a wish before she graduates. Circle K’s goal for this year is $3,900. The donation to participate is $5 a person, and registration is at 5 p.m. the day of the events.
For more information on “Wish Week” or Circle K, go to http://events.clarion.edu/event/circle-k-wish-week/.