FSU Homecoming Court Raises More Than $4,600 for Charities

Oct. 21, 2014
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FSU Homecoming Court Raises More Than $4,600 for Charities

FSU Homecoming Court Raises More Than $4,600 for Charities
Homecoming King Keith Smith and and Queen Ly-Anh McCoy

Frostburg State University's 2014 Homecoming Court, representing eight on-campus organizations, raised more than $4,600 for local and national charities. These students upheld the 10-year fundraising tradition that accompanies Homecoming by raising $4,615.46, which is $1,200 more than last year. Keith Smith and Ly-Anh McCoy were named Homecoming King and Queen.

McCoy's organization supported the Pantry Partners, a collaborative program between Frostburg Rotary and Foundation for Frostburg to support the Frostburg Area Interfaith Food Pantry. McCoy is a member of the Delta Zeta sorority, which raised $459.71. She is also Greek Council president.

Smith's organization raised $75 to support the Big Brothers, Big Sisters charity, a youth mentoring organization. Smith represents the Omega Psi Phi fraternity and plays on the FSU football team as a safety.

Lauren Grady, Alpha Sigma Tau sorority member, won the recognition for the most money raised. Grady raised $1,510 toward Ovarian Cancer Research in memory of her mother, who passed away from the disease this May.

The Homecoming Court included Sadie Bolyard representing the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, which raised $1,215 for Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Sports; Bianca Shields representing the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, which raised $577.75 for the Family Crisis Resource Center; Pernell Parents representing the Iota Phi Theta fraternity, which raised $453 for St. Jude's Children's Hospital; Zachary Sparber representing the Phi Mu Delta fraternity, which raised $275 for Garrett Habitat for Humanity; and Jeremy Marshall representing the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, which raised $50 for the Allegany County Animal Shelter Management Foundation.

Participants spent a three-week period raising money for their selected charity. Candidates required sponsorship from a University organization, needed to raise at least $50 and wrote a short essay, which accompanied their name on the ballot. Homecoming King and Queen were chosen by popular vote that took place the week of homecoming.

The winners were crowned on Thursday, Oct. 16, during the pep rally and presented during half time of the football game on Saturday, Oct. 18.

For more information, contact the FSU Student Government Association office at 301-687-4304.


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