Michigan Tech students make a difference for Bay Cliff Health Camp
Everyone anticipates the Winter Carnival All-Nighter, but a second “up all night” event also may come to mind. This Friday, March 22, Michigan Tech will host its 7th annual Standathon, a twelve-hour standing event meant to raise money to support the Bay Cliff Health Camp, located in Big Bay, Michigan.
“Bay Cliff is a camp for children and adults to get the therapy they need. They do everything from physical therapy to speech therapy and music therapy. It is meant for kids who can’t afford the therapy on their own or who wouldn’t have it if they didn’t attend Bay Cliff,” explained Alix Rugg, president of Standathon.
Bay Cliff offers programs for children and adults with physical disabilities including orthopedic, speech, hearing and vision problems. Programs are held year-round with a specific focus put on a seven-week summer program for children.
The main goal of the program is for the children to become increasingly independent while gaining valuable life experiences.
Standathon is a great way for students to give back to the community. The entry fee is $10 for food, activities and a breakfast in the morning.
Once students pay that fee they can come and go as they please. For $15, students get the food, activities and breakfast as well as a t-shirt.
For $20, students are entered for a chance at the grand prize. This year, the grand prize is a nexxus 7 tablet.
In addition, an autographed Red Wings picture will awarded. The winner will come from a random drawing of the students still in attendence at 6 a.m.
There will be bands playing, mini golf, a talent show, carnival games and the pistol range will be open.
“It’s the most fun way to make a difference. There is so much to do and the buzz you get at three in the morning as you participate in the activities is great. It’s a cheap way to spend your Friday evening,” said Rugg.
With the various activities that will be hosted and the abundance of food, Standathon is a great way for students to have some fun while making a difference.
By attending the event, you will be helping Standathon near their goal of raising $7,000 for the deserving children and adults who attend Bay Cliff Health Camp.
Standathon begins March 22 at 7 p.m. in the SDC, with activities continuing throughout the night until 7 a.m. the following morning.
Consider attending Standathon this year as a fun way to be the difference andtake a stand.