Date Auction raises money for service trips


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Emcees Frank Winger and Ryan Kozich ask candidate Dana Boeh questions at the Date Auction held on Feb. 13.

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Marywood students gathered the night before Valentine’s Day to bid on potential dates at the Date Auction held in the Fireplace Lounge of the Nazareth Student Center. The event was held by the recently formed Commuter Committee in an effort to raise money for Campus Ministry service trips.

“We wanted to help sponsor the service trips and keep the money on campus,” said Kimberly Coleman, assistant director of Student Activities and advisor to the Commuter Committee. 

Emcees Ryan Kozich and Frank Winger began the night by bringing the 12 candidates on stage. Then, each candidate was called on stage to answer a series of questions before being auctioned to his or her date. Following the auction, the pairs went on to a night of line dancing, desserts, and a movie.

“The most fun part was definitely the line dancing after the auction,” said candidate and freshman hospitality management major Lauren Kishel. “I think the most nerve-wracking thing was all the questions you were being asked.”

The highest bid of the night was $150, and almost $500 was raised. In the future, the Commuter Committee would like to keep this event going and possibly add things like limos to the date experience.

“I think the event went pretty well overall,” said Kishel. “I think everyone had a great time and raised a good amount of money to help benefit our service trips.”

The Alternative Break service trips take place over Spring Break and the summer in places such as Texas, Guatemala, and Maine. For more information about Campus Ministry visit and e-mail [email protected]du for more information about Commuter Committee events.

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