KENT, Ohio

Performing for a large, rambunctious crowd is nothing new for Kent State student-athletes. However, this time their singing and dancing skills -- not their athletic talents -- will be on display for student body and the community.

Each of the 16 varsity athletic teams at Kent State University will be performing a choreographed lip sync and dance routine at the ninth annual Jock Jams fundraiser at 7 p.m., Monday, April 4th, in the Student Center Ballroom on the Kent State main campus.  All proceeds from Jock Jams will be donated to the American Cancer Society and Walls Elementary School.

The event showcases each athletic team as they compete before the public and a panel of judges for the annual Jock Jams trophy, which is awarded for the most creative and original performance. Last year, the event brought 1,500 students and members of the community together to raise nearly $4,000 for the American Cancer Society. Funds are raised through the $3.00 admission fee, t-shirt sales and general donations.

“Since Jock Jams inception in 2003, our student-athletes have raised more than $25,000 to help in the fight against cancer,” said senior associate athletic directorDr. Jennifer Kulics. “This opportunity truly means a great deal to our student-athletes because of the losses our department has suffered to cancer and due to staff members currently fighting the battle.”

During the past year, Kent State student-athletes have been traveling to Walls Elementary School in Kent, Ohio to spend time with the kindergarten through fifth grade students during their recess.  The program, “Fridays with the Flashes” has grown significantly throughout the year.  The student-athletes decided to expand their donations to include Walls Elementary School as well.  Donations to the school from Jock Jams will go toward the purchase of new playground equipment.

Jock Jams, the annual fundraising event sponsored by Kent State Athletics, is organized by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).  

“Jock Jams in one of our proudest accomplishments as student-athletes at Kent State,” said field hockey team member Carla Johl.  “Other universities around the country are trying to start an event like ours. They see how much we love getting the chance to compete against our fellow athletic teams, but most importantly that we really like to do what we can to raise money to help others in our community.”

“As student-athletes, we realize that we’re all really fortunate, and we look forward to raising money to help give something back to help people in need,” said SAAC president and volleyball team member Kristen Barr. “All of our teams work really hard to prepare an entertaining routine for Jock Jams. This event means a lot to us, and we really appreciate that the community and student body come and support the cause.”

“Those who haven’t seen a previous Jock Jams event are in for quite a surprise,” said director of student-athlete development Angie Seabeck. “A lot of these kids are amazingly talented dancers and choreographers.  Some of them even sing rather than lip-sync.  Their costumes are always entertaining as well – the crowd just loves seeing them perform like this.”

The general public is encouraged to attend the event for a $3.00 donation. All proceeds from Jock Jams will benefit the American Cancer Society and Walls Elementary School. For directions or further information about the 9th annual Jock Jams, contact Angie Seabeck at 330-672-4733

4/11/2011 03:44:07

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.

4/15/2011 03:59:34

Thanks. it is your great post.i liked this your article.

4/18/2011 03:28:55

Experience makes us see an enormous difference between piety and goodness

4/21/2011 19:01:53

If you wish to be the best man, you must suffer the bitterest of the bitter.

4/25/2011 03:34:39

Don't think nearly anything. Consideration elements for a machine with chances. The things that might seem a lot of preposterous, decide to put less than 'Low Probability', plus the things that might seem a lot of credible, you actually decide to put less than 'High Probability'. Under no circumstances believe that nearly anything. Whenever you believe that nearly anything, you actually prevent great deal of thought. Better elements you feel, a a reduced amount of brain hobby. If you ever believe that a little something, and get a feeling for any matter, then this mental hobby can stop altogether, that is certainly medically viewed as a signal with passing, at present around health apply. Hence decide to put elements for a machine and also odds, without believe that and also disbelieve nearly anything altogether.

5/4/2012 19:07:46

HU0505,This article is great!

5/7/2012 02:44:25

A handbag or just a bag as well as pouches are bags that happen to be normally used by women to hold their belongings. Most of these bags are made as per the fashion. A purse is actually a small bag which is used to

5/7/2012 19:03:20

coach in many countries have agents that can be searched, in China he has become our consumer goods. Hong Kong and Shanghai have already have a coach of the store, but Japan also introduced a coach that expensive, luxury brand, became his second of the Kingdom. We always see the screen "C" word, many celebrities are a big fan of coach, can often present with a variety of parties, fashion styles you, beautiful colors, enough to attract the eye. Star advertising effect, so that more people understand that coach.

Our Coach outlet store online wholesale ,retail and discount coach of the product brand.COACH has been the practicality and durability of leather goods for their own mind, in a balance between traditional and popular, and maintain the price on the plain is very suitable for a senior ladies fashion brand.

5/8/2012 01:27:35

They can generate your family trip really memorable and even budget friendly.

5/9/2012 23:39:51

No matter what the field or specialty of your business, there is a coach out there for you. By considering your individual situation and working to meet the long and short term goals of your business, business coaching will help foster your company's growth.

5/10/2012 02:15:32

The post is absolutely fantastic! Lots of great information and inspiration, both of which we all need! Also like to admire the time and effort you put into your blog and detailed information you offer! I will bookmark your blog and have my children check up here often.

5/11/2012 01:03:42

Except for availing goods, on the list of exclusive attributes and even expertise in web based store shopping is without a doubt going without shoes can certainly meet your daydream family trip escapades.

7/7/2012 21:55:47 cheap monclers Moncler Angers Women Down Jacket Moncler winter coats Moncler Branson Down Jacket cheap moncler sweaters Moncler Men Vest Milano Multiple Logo moncler down jackets women

7/7/2012 22:00:07 timberland boots Timberland women 14 inches Timberland roll top boots timberland 6 inches Timberland Chukka Boots cheap Timberland boots

7/7/2012 22:03:50 christian louboutin pumps cheap louboutin shoes cheap Christian Louboutin Lady Gres 160mm Christian Louboutin Djaldos Spechio Colorblock Wedge Christian Louboutin Bye Bye 160mm Christian Louboutin Mens Shoes discount louboutins

7/7/2012 22:07:46 cheap NBA shoes NBA basketball shoes Nike Air Max Lebron VIII Basketball Shoes discount nike shoes Nike Air Max Lebron 9 lebron james shoes nike basketball sneakers


Leave a Reply.