By: Emily Bailey | Contributing Writer
On Friday, Oct. 4, Mega Musical Chairs (MMC) encouraged South students to sit down for charity at the Mobile Fairgrounds, where the event was hosted. This year’s event broke records with over 400 people in attendance for a chance to donate to the charity of their choice.
Along with a giant game of musical chairs, the event also had food and booths from several other organizations. The Indian Student Association gave free henna tattoos, Red Cross had therapy dogs the attendees could pet and hold and there was even face painting.
Attendees were encouraged to visit each booth and learn more about other charity organizations in Mobile such as Feeding the Gulf, Penelope House, and Save a Stray.
“Mega Musical Chairs aims to unite an entire community in a single game of musical chairs,” said Emily Cleveland, a MMC director. “All charities are important, and they deserve to be represented as such.”
MMC is a group of students that work under Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) who advocate for not just one charity, but all of them. The winner of the game donates 100 percent of the proceeds of the event raises to a charity of their choice.
The game started at 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.. The winner was a representative from Sigma Chi who was able to donated over $9,500 to their charity.
The event concluded with drawing for door prizes and getting a few more minutes in the bumper cars.
“MMC is about more than just being named the winner,” said Cleveland. “It’s about talking to those who sit down beside you and learning about their passions.”