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Marketing communications class helps ‘Fuel the Drive’ for high school student

April 22, 2015

UW-River Falls marketing communication students will be hosting a fundraising event on behalf of “Fuel the Drive,” a community-based group that is working to assist River Falls High School student Alma Silver, who is afflicted with cerebral palsy, to transition into adulthood.

The event will feature: live music from regional country music performer Tim Sigler from 8:30-10:30 p.m.; a bean bag tournament, $10 entry per team of two; a silent auction featuring donations from area businesses; and a DJ spinning today’s hit sounds.

“Attendees of the event are helping to fund and fuel the dreams of a River Falls High School student with cerebral palsy,” said UWRF marketing student Hallie Chasensky. “Looking towards a future at college, she needs to ability to be mobile. The money raised at ‘Fuel the Drive’ is going towards a vehicle that is able to take her where she needs to go with the independence she deserves.”

“Fuel the Drive” will take place on Thursday, April 30, at Juniors Bar & Restaurant on Main Street in River Falls. Walk-in registration for the bean bag tournament will begin at 5:30 p.m. Interested participants can also register for the bean bag tournament by emailing FTDregister@gmail.com.

For more information on “Fuel the Drive,” interested parties can call the marketing communications department at 425-3899.

Chasensky is a student in the UWRF nonprofit communications class that will be hosting the fundraiser. Chasensky can be reached at 651-895-2330.