Tuesday, August 26, 2008

How To Make Money for Your Charity

So today was the second day of my first day of new classes. haha But I had state and local government, which was as boring as it sounds, intro. to multimedia design, which sounds interesting and seems like it will be fun, but I've heard bad things, and last but not least, recreation programming, which is how you can make money for your charity!

We were told in class today that we must organize an event and plan everything ourselves to raise money for a charity of our choice. We will be put into groups within our class, and in the past, each group raised around $500 for their charity. So, it is good for us because we are learning and this will be great experience, but we are also doing it for a good cause.

If anyone is interested, please comment on this post and I will tell you how to get in touch with me. It must be SOON though. We have to have these events organized and completed before Thanksgiving (Nov. 25, 2008). We will be doing everything from the marketing, handling the press, evaluating our budget, getting volunteers, and coming up with the idea for an event all on our own. It will be fun for us and easy for the charity! :) Hope to hear from people soon! Thanks!

SONG OF THE DAY: Jessica Simpson - Come on Over
Today's Scripture: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13


Monday, August 25, 2008

New School Year

Today is the first official day of classes. I am not as excited as I have been in the past and it's just because I know how much work I have ahead of me. I will be VERY busy this semester. For one, soccer takes up a lot of my time. We have practices every morning until about 10:30a.m. and we travel for half of our games, meaning we leave Thursday afternoons and don't get back until Sunday night. It's a lot of doing homework on the bus and in the hotel while trying to rest after just playing a grueling 90 minute game. But hey, I love the life of a student-athlete. I wouldn't want it any other way.

But on top of all that this semester, not only am I taking two 400 level classes, but I am also a student-athlete on-call tutor and I recently got an internship with the Saginaw Spirit! I cannot begin to describe how excited I am for that. Their internship program is well-known as one of the best around and has been for the past seven years. It hasn't started yet, but it will soon. Orientation is Aug. 29th, which I unfortunately cannot make (we will be in Oklahoma playing the Sooners!!), but the "make-up" orientation should be soon after that. Hockey games start in September. My position is game day operations, but I will also be working a little in other types of positions as well.

So keep reading for updates on my internship and what I'm doing with that and how it's going. It will be awesome and hopefully I will have more information on that soon! I'll also be talking about my classes and what types of projects and assignments we have. That should be interesting as well. I have State and Local Government (I had to take it as a general education class...yuck!), Intro to Multimedia Design, Public Relations Writing, and Recreation Programming. As I've said before, I'm majoring in public relations and minoring in public affairs and events management. But I'll keep you posted on everything!

Song of the Day: Jack Johnson - Upside Down
Today's Scripture: “I will give you thanks in the great assembly; I will praise you among a mighty throng” (Psalm 35:18)