|Charity Events on Campus|
On Sunday, April 21 two charity events took place, Manhattanville College's radio station MVL held "Mville Zombies 28 Nights Later", and Athletics hosted the "Third Annual Marissa Pagli Softball Tournament."
With approximately fifty students participating, MVL through its zombie obstacle course and raffles, raised $750 for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to support research to find cures for spinal cord injuries. "When I first contacted the Foundation, they were immediately interested and on board with us," said Jason McConnell, coordinator for MVL's Zombies 28 Nights Later. "The event was really unlike anything that's ever been done on campus before. It not only brought the community together through its unique nature, but also raised money for a great cause."The course stretched across the entire campus. Zombies could be seen roaming the College grounds.
While MVL student volunteers, who made the event a success, were getting dressed in their zombie finest and preparing to hunt contestants, across campus on Manhattanville Field, the third Annual Marissa Pagli Softball Tournament was underway. The Tournament, which began in 2010, raises money to support the Marissa A. Pagli Fund in memory of the late Manhattanville student and volleyball player. Each year money is raised through teams entering the event and the sale of t-shirts. This year over $2,100 was raised to support the Fund.
"I have always seen service as the foundation of who we are at Manhattanville," Dean of Students Patrick Scanlon said. "I look forward to seeing more events like these to highlight our community's commitment to service."