As the clock strikes seven on Friday night, Central Michigan University students are invited to dress in their best attire to attend the first ever Tower’s Charity Ball.
Port Huron sophomore and Kesseler Hall Council President Emily Shevnock planned the event and reached out to the other halls. Together, the residence halls chose Special Olympics as the charity to raise money for.
“In college we don’t really have a reason to dress up and this actually gives us a reason to get ready and dress up for a good cause,” she said. “People should come to benefit the Special Olympics, meet new people and make new connections.”
The ball is being held in the Bovee University Center Rotunda. Tickets will be sold for $12 per person and $20 a couple from 4-8 p.m. in the Towers lobby until Thursday, or can be purchased at the door for $15 per person and $25 a couple. All proceeds will be donated to Special Olympics.
Shevnock said Residence Life staff, residence hall directors, Resident Hall Assembly, University President George Ross and First Lady Elizabeth Ross were invited to the suit and tie night.
Assisting Shevnock, Saline freshman Patrick Aretha said he is hoping the special guests attend and make the night more special.
“We thought it would be a nice honor to invite them for free, for all the hard work they do for this campus,” Aretha said.
Saline sophomore Victoria Vanhout will be assisting as well, helping Shevnock with the photo booth, raffle and music selection for the night.
“I am looking forward to it being popular enough for us to do for years to come and become an annual event,” Vanhout said. “We hope that we put in enough effort to make that possible.”