Although the annual Senior Class Gift Committee Bar Crawl event cannot be held as it is in a normal year, the Senior Class Gift Committee is holding a Campus Crawl this Spring as a COVID safe alternative to the traditional downtown Erie pub crawl.
The Campus Crawl is scheduled to take place on May 7, which is also Reading Day for the campus. It will be held between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. inside the gates of Mercyhurst, and it is the final event being held by Senior Class Gift. Check-ins for the event will be held on Trinity Green, and there will be four stations across campus.
The stations will be at the Roost, Zurn Hall, Trinity Green, and Old Main. Different drinks will be at a station to station. Individual tickets will cost $25, and the ticket includes a Campus Crawl t-shirt, drinks, pizza, and snacks. Tickets will have to be purchased in advance, and all seniors should have received an email containing a link for the tickets on Monday. The event is not limited to seniors either, anyone of legal drinking age is welcome to attend. One can find links to buy tickets on the @hurstclassgift Instagram page, or on other Senior Class Gift social media outlets. The tickets will be on sale until April 5.
“I am excited for the food, the drinks, and to see all the people that come. I hope that the event will be a big success and I think it will go well,” said senior Business major and committee member, Chris Streibich.
Senior Class Gift Committee chair Marina Boyle is happy to have been given the go-ahead for the event. “The Class of 2021 has been really impacted by the pandemic both this year and the last. With the situation finally growing more hopeful prior to graduation, we are excited that we, as a committee, can safely plan a final big event for our seniors. We hope that after a last (and hopefully not too stressful) Reading Day, everyone can join us for a few drinks to celebrate the work of the last four years and the scholarship that we have created as a class and campus community,” Boyle said.
The Senior Class Gift’s previous event, the Senior Date Auction, brought the committee very close to reaching their goal of raising $15,000 for the Kenny Robinson “Beat the Odds” Scholarship.
“The auction went really well. We sold around 80 tickets, and we are very close to reaching our target goal,” said Boyle.
Currently, the Senior Class Gift only needs to raise $1,100 more.
“If we sell over 100 tickets for the Campus Crawl, we will smash the goal before graduation and have done an amazing job of securing Kenny Robinson’s legacy on this campus with an enduring scholarship that will make a positive impact that I think Kenny would be proud of,” Boyle said.
The scholarship will begin to be awarded next year to a student that exhibits selflessness and positivity and has overcome adversity. “I think the Kenny Robinson Scholarship is a great way to recognize a student for expressing good values, their achievements and for overcoming obstacles,” Streibich said