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‘Toss for the Cause’ event raises $800

May 8, 2014

Students in the UW-River Falls marketing communications program recently put on a “Toss for the Cause” event, a beanbag tournament on behalf of a River Falls charity (Assistance & Resource Center Inc.), ARC, as part of their non-profit organization class.

The event “Toss for the Cause” was hosted by the students and took place at Junior’s Bar and Grill on Thursday, May 1. The event consisted of 32, two-player teams competing for prizes the class members received from local businesses. The event the class also included a silent auction during the event, minute to win booth that had featured games as well as live music from UWRF student Jon Atwell.

ARC volunteers were appreciative of the student’s efforts. Once the event was done they told one of the student, “Thank you and the rest of your team for all of the time and effort that went into making ‘Toss for the Cause’ such a success!”

This semester they chose to have the proceeds go to ARC. Their ARC’s mission is, “to provide short term financial assistance to members of the community to help meet their basic needs and provide access to additional resources.” The non-profit organization last year helped over 870 individuals who were struggling to obtain help with rent, utilities as well as household and personal use items. Through donations and funding for non-profits, the organization is always looking for help to move forward in business and community. The organization is available to anyone who may need that extra bit of help to get back onto their feet.

For more information about ARC, please visit: http://www.arcriverfalls.org.

For more information, please contact Nicholas Ambroz at 507-201-7097 or by email at nicholas.ambroz@my.uwrf.edu.