Many students may wonder why there were so many students hula hooping near the flag poles on WMU’s campus this week.
Sigma Kappa, a WMU sorority, hosted a two day hula-hooping fundraiser this week to raise money for their three philanthropies. The ladies of Sigma Kappa encouraged students to join in on the hula-hooping fun as they passed by the fundraiser being held at the flagpoles on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“We tried to think of something different, something fun everyone could get involved in,” said Jillian Rivait, 20, of Sigma Kappa and the organizer of the fundraiser.
The fundraiser started at 1 p.m. on Tuesday where there was a constant flow of hula-hoopers until 3 a.m. the following morning. After a short rest, Rivait said that they were back out with their hoops by 6 a.m. Wednesday and did not plan to leaveg until 6 p.m. that night.
Money was raised by selling homemade hula-hoops built and designed by Sigma Kappa, as well as through the acceptance of donations. Rivait said that they had already raised more than 150 dollars by mid-afternoon of the second day.
“That’s pretty good for an on campus fundraiser,” said Rivait. “We wanted a way to show others a positive outlook on Greek life. Sigma Kappa is diverse so we worked to do something different.”
The money raised by Sigma Kappa’s fundraiser will be distributed between Alzheimer’s research and the study of gerontology, Maine Sea Coast Mission and Inherit the Earth, an obligation of awareness to improving the environment.