Zumbathon comes to REC

On Saturday, March 21, Student Activities Council (SAC) and Kappa Delta Pi will be hosting the first annual “Zumbathon” at 1 p.m. in the Mercyhurst Athletic Center.

Students are invited to join in the event, which will support the children’s charity, Project Linus.

SAC programmer Samantha Beckas helped to organize the event, which will feature two local Zumba instructors who will lead students in two hours of continuous Zumba.

“You don’t have to do the whole two hours,” said Beckas, “but it’s better if you at least start and get your heart rate up.”

SAC partnered with Kappa Delta Pi, the Education Honor Society, to assist with one of the society’s philanthropy projects.

“You don’t have to donate, but it’s highly encouraged,” said Beckas. “The first 100 people to donate get a custom water bottle.”

All of the donations go toward Project Linus, an Erie-based group that makes blankets for children in need.

Project Linus is an organization whose mission, according to their website, is to “Provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans.”

“It’s people in the community that we’re helping,” Michelle Farley, Student Activities Council Chair said.

Registration for the event will be taking place from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Zumbathon will begin at 2:00 p.m. and last until 4 p.m.