Those looking to pick up dates tonight should “dress to impress” for Relay For Life’s charity date auction.
Penn State Relay For Life is hosting the event at 7 tonight at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house, 220 N. Burrowes St., to raise money for the fight against cancer. Admission is $3 and is open to the public.
The auction will kick off with a speech from Emily Kulakowski about the importance of the work Relay For Life does.
Cancer is something that Kulakowski (senior-kinesiology) has been personally affected by. Her sister, uncle and aunt are cancer survivors, and Kulakowski said she plans to talk about them while also discussing why Relay For Life plays a vital role in helping to find a cure for cancer.
Members of Penn State club baseball and Penn State swimming and diving teams, THON captains and Nittanyville officers will be among the dates auctioned off at the event, overall public relations chair Maddy Pryor (senior-public relations) said.
“This is giving me the chance to give back,” Allen Sheffield said.
Nittanyville President Sheffield (junior-communications) said he was approached by Pryor to be involved in the auction and was eager to participate.
As the dates are announced, they will each perform a short talent for the bidders, ranging from dancing to the Penn State fight song to the Penn State swim team members performing a group dance first performed during THON weekend.
Attendees will vote for the best talent of the night after the bidding is finished. Bidding will start at $5 and the two highest bidders will receive gift cards to Chili’s restaurant.