Home / Campus Life / Collegiate Men of VSU strike down cancer
Club members enjoying their time at the bowling fundraiser.

Collegiate Men of VSU strike down cancer

Last Tuesday night, the Collegiate Men of VSU (CM) hosted a bowling fundraiser at Jac’s Bowling Lanes. With them were other heavy hitter organizations joining in on the fun. Students from organizations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Black Student League, Success Mentors and Collegiate Women of VSU (CW) were all in attendance at the event.

Senior Arlandis Lundy, event coordinator for CM, spoke on why the organization wanted to have the cancer awareness fundraiser at a bowling alley.

“We just wanted to bring a new and innovative way to bring awareness to breast cancer and raise money for a cure,” Lundy said.

With 40 people in attendance, CM definitely set the bar high for fundraising.

Membership Chair of CM, senior Jamontray Mike, spoke about planning the event and what their organization stands for.

“We do a lot of community service on and off campus for the community, and this was just one of the ways we could fundraise and give back,” Mike said.

CM thought the title, ‘Strike Down Cancer,” put a spin on regular fundraising. While also making it an event everyone could easily participate in.

“We contacted Jac’s Bowling Lane about two weeks ago, and they cleared it about a week later,” Mike said.”We were so excited to have so many organizations there to participate.”

Not all of the money from the fundraiser will go to cancer research. Because Jac’s Bowling Lane housed the event, they will receive a percentage. However, all proceeds left over will go directly to finding a cure.

NAACP Vice President, D’Layna Jonas, spoke on how important it is to raise money and support other organizations.

“As a representative for NAACP, we wanted to come and support CM because it was an amazing idea using bowling to raise money for cancer research,” Jonas said.

With campus organization mini-weeks fast approaching, Mike and Jonas shared some of their organization’s plans.

“In about two weeks CM, CW and NAACP will have our collaboration week coming up,” Jonas said.

“We have a lot of great events planned and collaborations coming up, so be on the lookout for those,” Mike said.

VSU campus organizations are always trying to give back to the community. They have great events like ‘Strike Down Cancer, I can only imagine what they have in store next.

Story by Taylor Sutherland, Staff Writer.

Photo courtesy of Valdosta State University.

For more Campus Life, click here. 

Check Also

VSUPD Crime Blotter: Collisions and Collapses

Collision in Hopper Circle On Monday, March 25, at 9:49 a.m., Officer Kenny McDonald with ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *