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Oct. 7, 2013
By Kari Sierks, media relations assistant
Northwest Missouri State University’s Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority is sponsoring a lip sync competition to raise money for children’s play therapy.
“Rockin’ for Robbie” will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the Charles Johnson Theater. Admission is $1 per ticket and tickets will be used as voting ballots. Audience members can purchase an unlimited amount of tickets to use as ballots. The event is open to the public.
“Rockin’ for Robbie” is a Tri Sigma event that raises money for the Robbie Page Memorial Fund and is the national philanthropy of the Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation, which supports funding for children’s play therapy for hospitalized children. The foundation distributes funds for charitable, philanthropic and educational purposes. Its programs enhance the leadership skills of modern day women and provide grants and scholarships to students.
Robbie Page, the son of a Tri Sigma national president, died of polio in 1954 and a memorial fund was created to support various polio research projects. Now that there is a cure for polio, the funding Tri Sigma chapters raise goes toward play therapy that allows children to cope with the difficult and scary experience of being sick in a hospital.
The lip sync competition is a way to get college students involved with an event they may have participated in as a child.
“We’re hoping to get campus support so that this can become a widely known Tri Sigma event in years to come,” said Kaily Nelson, philanthropy chair for Northwest’s Tri Sigma sorority. “It’s going to be really fun to see what the different teams come up with for their acts.”
Anyone can participate in the contest, and teams or individuals may register for $50. Teams must consist of no more than 10 participants. Each team or individual may choose one song to perform, and the winner will receive 10 percent of all proceeds to donate toward a philanthropy of choice.
Tickets will be available for purchase from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, and Tuesday, Oct. 15, on the second floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union. Tickets also will be sold at the door on the night of the contest.
For more information or to register, contact Nelson at email@example.com.
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