Students design “Sweet” fundraiser

first_img “The people from APimage were so helpful and guided us through the design process, listening to our suggestions and making recommendations based off their expertise,” she said. “We love the way the shirt turned out, and hope everyone else does as well.” Students can visit Let’s Spoon on April 19 with vouchers downloaded from www.hannahandfriends.org/calendar. The group will also be selling the shirts for $10 at the Student Center today during lunch and dinner hours. Contact Jillian Barwick at jbarwi01@saintmarys.edu Saint Mary’s students can reward their sweet tooth while also supporting a good cause this Thursday, thanks to several seniors working on a class project. Chrissy Carson, Amanda Noesen, Michelle Rozman, Erika Scoliere and Kelly Smetana had no difficulty in choosing Hannah & Friends as their charitable cause for a marketing management class at Saint Mary’s. “Hannah & Friends is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and adults with special needs,” Rozman said. “We chose this foundation because they have impacted the South Bend community in such a positive way. Our group feels that Hannah & Friends’ mission is inspiring, and we wanted to help support the work they do.” After picking the charity, which was founded by former Irish football coach Charlie Weis and his wife Maura, the group decided what type of event to use as a fundraiser for the foundation. “We chose [frozen yogurt shop] Let’s Spoon as our event location because of its popularity among students and the community, and because it is a lot of fun,” Rozman said. “Customers can create their orders exactly as they want, so there is something for everyone. “We wanted to pick a location that would appeal to all ages and with the weather getting warmer, we thought Let’s Spoon would be perfect for our event.” The theme of the event is “Let’s Eat Something Sweet.” Rozman said this reflects the group idea behind the event of having a fun place for people to get together while supporting a great cause. After the group knew they wanted to collaborate with Hannah & Friends and Let’s Spoon, they shared their ideas with both organizations to discuss how to get the event up and running. “Our event requires a lot of planning,” Rozman said. “We have been working with both Hannah & Friends and Let’s Spoon for weeks leading up to the event.” The group worked with APimage to design a t-shirt for the event, Rozman said.last_img read more

Jamaica’s sprint queen Thompson trumps rivals again

first_img(REUTERS) – Jamaica’s sprint queen Elaine Thompson again edged her rivals as she set a Diamond League record in the women’s 200 metres yesterday to continue the form that brought her two gold medals at last month’s Rio Olympics.Thompson came home in 21.85 seconds to beat Dutch world champion Dafne Schippers and evergreen American Allyson Felix in hot conditions as the final Diamond League places in 16 different events were decided in the Swiss city. Schippers ran her best time this season but was still one hundredth of a second behind Thompson with Felix third in 22.02.“I’ve not been home since Rio and I’m longing to get back to Jamaica,” said Thompson, who will first run in Brussels on September 9 before heading home.Kenyan-born teenager Ruth Jebet, who won Bahrain’s first-ever Olympic gold medal, was far off the 3 000m steeplechase world record she set in Paris on Saturday but still romped home in 9.07.00 in front of a capacity crowd at the Letzigrund.South Africa’s Caster Semenya continued her dominance in the women’s 800m in 1.56.44 in a race that had every finalist from Rio in the field and repeated the podium places with Francine Niyonsaba (Burundi) and Margaret Wambui (Kenya) second and third.Renaud Lavillenie gained a measure of revenge for defeat in the Olympic men’s pole vault final by becoming the first athlete to win the Diamond Race trophy for a seventh consecutive time.The Frenchman shared first place with American Sam Kendricks after both cleared 5.90 metres with Olympic champion Thiago da Silva withdrawing after going over at 5.84.Asafa Powell, 33, again ran under 10 seconds to win the men’s 100m in 9.94, while Kendra Harrison was the women’s 100m hurdles winner, having set a world record in London in July after failing to qualify for the United States Olympic team.last_img read more