Sac State groups hold dance-a-thon for toys


Phi Sigma Sigma hosts a dance-a-thon for toy donations Saturday at Sacramento State.

Maikalina Madali

Sacramento State’s Phi Sigma Sigma and the Sky Diving Club hosted the third annual dance-a-thon to raise toy donations for their local philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Northern California, last night.

“We’ve held this for three years now and it’s been successful. Since Phi Sigma Sigma began 15 years ago, Shriners Hospital for Children, Northern California has been our local philanthropy,” said Kim Lewis, the Phi Sigma Sigma’s alumni adviser.

The event was held with free admission from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Orchard Suite of the University Union. The sorority uses its general club funds in order to provide the amenities needed.

New and barely used toys were collected as attendees walked in. However, it was not required for a donation to be provided.

The dance-a-thon was open to everyone who had interest in participating. Approximately 200 people came in and out throughout the night.

“I used to be in a fraternity, so I heard about this and came with a friend,” said Andrew Forster, a senior business major. “I’ve been here since it started and it’s been fun. The music has been great.”

Every year, Phi Sigma Sigma plays off of the Halloween season and implements a dress-up theme for attendees. The theme this year was an ’80s style.

With the disc jockey playing a variety of music selections and ’80s decorations surrounding the room, attendees mixed, mingled and danced throughout the night.

“We’ve had a great turnout tonight,” said Phi Sigma Sigma member Kaitlyn Ehrmantrout, a junior English major. “It’s been a lot of fun and I’m loving all of the ’80s costumes.”

Maikalina Madali can be reached at [email protected]