Dance Marathon sets record charity goal

By on January 26, 2021

first_imgWith 12 hours of dancing, crafts, activities and performers, Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon has teamed up with Notre Dame in the hopes of raising more than last year’s total of over $77,000 for the Riley Hospital for Children.  Meaghan Curliss, senior and vice president of Dance Marathon, said organizers of the event set high expectations. “Our goal is always to beat the year before,” she said. This year’s Dance Marathon will begin March 5 at noon and end at midnight. Senior Colleen Trausch, dancer relations and recruitment chair, said the group is on its way to matching last year’s total with 100 dancers signed up from Saint Mary’s alone. She said they do not know the number of Notre Dame participants yet. Curliss said the committee hopes to increase the number of dancers. “We want more participants — people who will stick with the cause,” she said. Children from the Riley Hospital for Children and their families will be attending the event. “Participants will really have a chance to see a tangible effect on the children whose lives they are helping,” Curliss said. The night will also include crafts, activities, inflatables and food for the dancers. Local bands will perform, and there will be a DJ for the entire event. Chipotle, Papa Vino’s, Red Robin, Hot Box and Subway will be available. Curliss said she appreciates the participants coming out for a good cause.  “I’m really excited,” Curliss said. “I really hope everyone can come out. It’s a great event to see how much this can impact and really change lives.” Those who are not registered are still invited to come. “It’s a really rewarding event,” Trausch said. To register for the event, students are asked for a $15 donation, which can be done today and Feb. 28 to March 4 in the Student Center Atrium during lunch and dinner hours. Notre Dame students can register online by searching Riley Children Foundation at Donations can be made through Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon’s website, www.smcdancemarathon.orglast_img read more

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La Liga returns with bookmaker blackout

By on August 30, 2020

first_img Share Submit StumbleUpon Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Related Articles La Liga football clubs will be forced to remove all betting related sponsorships and in-stadia promotional materials in accordance with the government’s COVID-19 ‘Social Shield’ decree emergency response. The top flight of Spanish football will return on Thursday 12 June with the Seville derby (Sevilla FC vs Real Betis) restarting La Liga’s postponed schedule after an 11-week hiatus. Despite easing a majority of social restrictions, the Spanish government has underlined that La Liga matches must follow temporary emergency provisions announced in March, which includes a ban on all forms of gambling advertising until 21 June.Upholding emergency laws, eight clubs – Valencia, Alavés, Leganés, Granada, Mallorca, Sevilla, Osasuna and Levante – will recommence their La Liga seasons blanking out bookmaker sponsorships.Under the mandate of Spain’s COVID-19 ‘Social Shield Decree’, the Consumer Affairs Ministry was allowed to fast-track the approved laws of Spain’s ‘Royal Decree on Advertising’ – a federal bill which permits a ‘four-hour advertising window (1-5 am)’ for licensed gambling companies.Spanish bookmakers and wider media stakeholders have criticised the Consumer Affairs Ministry for sanctioning a rash judgement, which removed a ‘grace period’ to allow betting firms to fulfil advertising contracts with media partners prior to the start of the 2020/2021 football season in September.La Liga is also aiming to allow stadiums to host match days at ‘one-third of capacity’ providing they adhere to strict social distancing laws. La Liga has detailed that it is currently working on further developments with government representatives to ease further matchday restrictions. Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Share Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020last_img read more

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