Wright State University’s Homecoming week is right around the corner and The ‘67 Society has many exciting events for students to look forward to.
“This year, our Homecoming festivities are happening with Festival of Flight. The Alumni Association has included some major partners this year on pulling this off. As for The ‘67 Society, our members will be volunteering throughout the event,” said Aaron Brautigam, president of The ‘67 Society.
On Sept. 26 and 27, The ‘67 Society will be tabling in the Union Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“Students will be signing and tagging a board to raise awareness on how students are impacted by donors,” said Brautigam.
On Sept. 30, The ‘67 Society will have a money machine during Homecoming Kickoff, giving students a chance to have fun and give back.
“Once students step inside, the Money Machine will blow money around for students to catch and delegate to scholarship funds. $1,000 was donated by The Wright State Foundation [for the money machine]. Students can also win gift cards and other prizes,” said Brautigam.
With the money that a student gets from the machine, the student can choose which fund or scholarship they would like to give that money to. The selected priority funds for this year are: Rise. Shine. Scholarship, Mission Scholarship, Lillie P. Howard Student Need-Based Grant and the Raider Food Pantry.
Students also have the chance to win gift card prizes to local restaurants.
On Oct. 1, Give for the Gram, a digital scavenger hunt, will begin. With an opportunity to explore the campus and enjoy the thrill of teamwork, organizations are encouraged to take part in this riveting event.
“Student Organizations must run around campus, taking a picture at each location,” said Amy Jones, director of Annual Giving. “The locations won’t be announced until the Wright Day to Give at 8 a.m. and they will have until 3 p.m. to submit their set of photos. Student Organizations must submit their photo set from the official Instagram page of their student organization to The ’67 Society’s Instagram page, 67society_wsu.”
Organizations taking part in the Instagram scavenger hunt are bound to have a great time and chance at some prizes.
“The student organization to have the highest participation rate based on their membership will win a prize package sponsored by The ’67 Society and Annual Giving. The winning group receives early access to The ’67 Society’s other signature event, Raider Roundup – giving the group first dibs at giveaways, raffles, food, inflatables and more. The winning group also gets a free event advertisement in The [Wright State] Guardian, their logo on the Raiderthon Dance Marathon T-Shirts, three free registrations to Raiderthon and $500 for their student organization Wright State Foundation fund. All participating organizations are also entered to win a prize of $250 for their student organization Wright State Foundation fund,” said Jones.
“[It‘s important to remember] that this money has all been donated by alumni and friends,” said Nicole Craw, assistant director of Alumni Marketing and Communications.
After the scavenger hunt, everyone will come together on the North Lawn for the Giant Photo Shoot, where The ‘‘67 Society will be giving away limited-edition t-shirts
“After the group photo, we will be partying on the plaza until 3 p.m. celebrating WSU’s 52nd birthday with music, food and more giveaways,” said Brautigam.
End the evening at Warped Wing for “Share a Pint” Night.
“Participating in these events is important for students. This day, and Homecoming Week, is all about Raider Pride. It feels so good to watch a community come together to celebrate being a Raider. And of course, many of the events directly support student success – its Raiders helping Raiders,” said Brautigam.