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Kappa Phi Sing-a-thon in need of singers

The annual Kappa Phi Sing-a-thon is looking for singers to help support their chosen charity. (photo/ KappaPhi Onu)

To get in the holiday spirit of giving and cheer, the sisters of Kappa Phi host their annual sing-a-thon in the McIntosh Activities Center at Ohio Northern University. During the sing-a-thon, student organizations, faculty, staff and individual acts sign-up for a 30-minute time slot where they sing non-stop for Amelia Griffith who is four-year-old student in Ada, OH who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. In order to put on their sing-a-thon, the sisters are in need of singers to fill their 30-minute time slots on December 4-5 from 2 to 2 p.m.

During the sing-a-thon, performers are able to sing whatever they would like. Christmas music lyrics are provided for all who wish to spread the holiday spirit. There will also be a piano and a laptop connected to speakers for singers to choose songs to sing off the internet.  

Danielle Hux, president of Kappa Phi, talks about what singers should expect after committing to a 30-minute time slot.

“Singers should expect to have fun! You don't need to be the best singer, or really even be able to carry a tune at all! It's just a good time to get away from the stress of school, have fun, and sing for a good cause,” said Hux.

One of the sing-a-thon’s main objectives is to promote the spirit of giving. In order to do so, the sisters raise money through dorm storms, word of mouth, and various activities including games that will take place while singers entertain at sing-a-thon. Kappa Phi will also be selling snowflakes at Mac tables the week before for students, faculty and staff to pledge a specified donation and show their support to this year’s charity. All donations will go to supporting Amelia Griffith’s advanced medical treatment and care.

The annual event will not come together without the support of campus organizations, faculty/ staff and students. Singers are needed to fill every time slot so the sisters of Kappa Phi fulfill their mission to support Amelia Griffith.

Claire Beadle, Kappa Phi Service Chairman and creator of the sing-a-thon, talks about how important singers are to the success of the sing-a-thon.

“Singers are needed because they are the ones who make Sing-A-Thon! Without our wonderful campus organizations, faculty members, and other individuals support through song, Sing-A-Thon would not be possible,” said Beadle.

The sing-a-thon has been a tradition of the Kappa Phi Club for more than 10 years and continues to thrive during the holiday season. Students at Ohio Northern have the opportunity to spread the gift of giving at the sing-a-thon this year.

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