Alpha Phi Sorority hosted its fourth annual philanthropic event, Alpha Traz, in Douglas Dining Center on Nov. 17. This event holds prisoners in an effort to raise funds for two notable charities.

“The money is split between the Children’s hospital at Strong and the Alpha Phi foundation, which supports Cardiac Care,” AF Director of Philanthropy and junior Candice Contreras said.

The prisoners – student leaders, faculty members and University administrators – were detained according to the amount of money people pledged to them.

Tickets were sold for $5 each, and the money was then designated to a particular prisoner. The more money that was raised for each prisoner, the longer the individual was detained.

They raised over $1,650 in ticket sales.

“We ask different presidents from different organizations on campus – both Greek and non-Greek – to volunteer as prisoners during the event. This year we had a total of 18 prisoners,” Contreras said.

UR President Joel Seligman participated as one of the 18 prisoners in the event.

“I thought the Alpha Traz auction was a terrific illustration of great student enthusiasm supporting wonderful causes,” Seligman said.

This event was co-sponsored by Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. Additionally, several performers participated by providing entertainment – the Midnight Ramblers, Teagan L. Ward, Divine Hysteria, Shane Campbell-Stanton and Lonely Tuesday.Ricketts is a member of the class of 2007.

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