There is one bright spot during every dreary winter (well, aside from the many sunny days—this is Colorado, after all) for RVU students: the annual winter gala. This is a time to forget exams and stress and focus instead on friendships and having a good time. This year, the gala was held at Mile High Station, an event hall located under the glow of Mile High Stadium (lit up in orange in support of the Broncos, who won the Superbowl the very next day).
As students entered the hall, they were given fake money with which to “gamble” at one of the many casino tables upstairs. The money could also be used to enter various raffles, with prizes donated by Top Golf, King Soopers, Corepower Yoga, Dad & Dudes Breweria, Healthy Market, Kunjani, and the SGA.
But as with many things in life, there was an ulterior motive: money. Or rather, raising money for a good cause. Proceeds from the Winter Charity Gala were donated to two worthy organizations: Doctors Without Borders and Save the Children. In all, they raised $4,720 dollars from ticket and raffle sales!
Thank you to all the students who planned this event: second-year students Garrett Baker, Cory Carroll, Jodie Clementson, Heather Eschbach, Clare Krska, Hillary Minich, Garrett Rota and first-year student Zach Wagner.