Monday, July 29, 2013

PTK Hosts a Zumbathon for a Cause

by Candice Bizzell
       Saturday, June 14, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Alpha Epsilon Omicron (AEO) alumni, Melissa Enos, allowed the AEO chapter to volunteer for the Zumbathon at the Japan International Karate Center in Goose Creek. Zumba instructor Queeny collaborated with Enos to bring in around 40 people to raise funds for the chapter. Enos and Queeny donated over $500 from the event to the AEO chapter for the PTK scholarship fund.
       Thirteen PTK volunteers set up tables for the Zumba class, providing bananas, water, Gatorade, and granola bars for free. More tables were set up with homemade goodies like brownies, cookies, cakes and baked goods for sale. Enos sold tickets for door prizes handed out at the end of the event.
       The Zumbathon started at two o’clock in the afternoon. There was a five-dollar charge for the Zumba participants in which the business donated back to PTK. Enos, alum with the chapter and TTC, organized and set up this event to help continue to fund the scholarships offered to PTK members. Around forty people, both members and non-members, participated in the Zumbathon and Zumba’d for an hour and a half with small five minute breaks in-between each set to get water or rest. Other Zumba instructors rotated out with Queeny for a different pace and moves. The energy through out the group was electrifying.
       Paul Binion, president of  PTK, says, “The event was very successful and we have established a baseline for future Zumbathon events,” giving the chapter more opportunities to fund scholarships for its members in the future.
       Keep up with PTK on their Facebook page Trident Technical College - Phi Theta Kappa. TTC students can join Phi Theta Kappa if their GPA is maintained at a three point five or higher. The fee to join is sixty dollars; however, all members reap the benefits of National Phi Theta Kappa scholarships, conventions and other outings the group attends. PTK is a very active club at Trident Tech, organizing fundraisers for their scholarships, college service projects and community projects.


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