Hope that you've all enjoyed this spring break and are ready to jump right into Service Week, which begins this Tuesday the 19th! To stay up to date on everything happening next week, please check out the official event page on Facebook. Participation in ANY Service Week event will enter you into a raffle for gift certificates and other great prizes! These will be awarded at the end of Service Week celebration at Professor Zarnikau's house (aka Jay Z's PARTY ON THE LAKE), which will be on Saturday the 23rd at 6:00 pm.
To sign up for any of the following service projects: packing lunches for the Trinity Center, delivering meals for Meals on Wheels, or volunteering at Johnson's Backyard Garden. please submit this form ASAP.
To sign up for Trivia Night or Saturday's 5K, please visit the Eventbrite page, or contact Bonnie Hough or Kelly Steffen with any questions. All proceeds from these two events will go to the Ulman Cancer Fund, an organization selected by Alan Leonard - a good friend and classmate to many at LBJ. Alan's osteosarcoma recently returned, and he is in Washington, DC receiving treatment. The Ulman Cancer Fund works at a grassroots level to support, educate, connect and empower young adult cancer survivors. You can find more information about the wonderful organization that has positively affected Alan's life, as well as the lives of many others, on their website: http://www.ulmanfund.
- (12:15 PM - 1:45 PM) PREPARE LUNCHES FOR THE TRINITY CENTER
Meet in SRH 3.124 to help us pack sack lunches for the Trinity Center, while also learning more about how homelessness affects children and families. Pat Wong will be joining us to screen a short video on youth homelessness and to facilitate a follow-up discussion. The Trinity Center, which offers services and programs to meet the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of people experiencing homelessness and poverty in Austin, will distribute these lunches to visitors of their drop-in day shelter.
- (10:00 AM - 12:30 PM) VOLUNTEER WITH MEALS ON WHEELS
Meet at the Meals on Wheels Central Kitchen (3227 E. 5th St 78702) at 10:00 am for a short orientation and to be assigned a delivery route. Small teams will travel together to deliver meals, so not everyone needs to have a car to volunteer. If you're interested in this opportunity, please sign up here ASAP!
- (8:00 PM) TRIVIA NIGHT (Registration link: http://lbjserviceweek.
Join us for a trivia fundraising night at Trifecta on 3rd, hosted by Geeks Who Drink. Students and faculty are encouraged to form teams of less than 6. While the $5 participation fee is optional, you are not eligible to win the $50 grand prize to the winning team or an assortment of other great participation prizes without paying. Remember, all proceeds go to Ulman Cancer Fund. As many of you may very well know, Alan is a master at trivia- so let’s have a few drinks, test our skills and raise some money in his honor in the process!
- (8:00 AM - 1:00 PM) VOLUNTEER AT JOHNSON'S BACKYARD GARDEN
Volunteer on the farm for half a day in exchange for a share of veggies! Volunteer work typically consists of a variety of tasks including harvesting, washing and packing vegetables, and field work as needed. Also, please bring a large tote bag to take your vegetables home with you.
- (11:00 AM) PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD 5K (Registration link: http://lbjserviceweek.
In honor of Alan, we will be hosting a 5K run, walk, or bike from the LBJ School to Workhorse. The race will begin at 11:00 AM from the field located west of the LBJ library. There will be markers throughout the course to guide you to Workhorse. At Workhorse we will be raffling prizes for participation, and awarding prizes for best costumes and fastest runners (by division). There will be drink and food specials at Workhorse, including $4 Margaritas, $2 Lone Star & PBR tallboys, and many $3 drafts. The registration fee is $15.00 and includes LBJ socks, sweatbands and prize eligibility. Again, all proceeds go to the Ulman Cancer Fund. (Physical activity not your thing? You can join us from 12-3 PM at Workhorse- for $5 you’ll receive specials and still be eligible for awesome raffle prizes!)
- (6:00 PM) SERVICE WEEK PARTY
We'll be celebrating the week's accomplishments with a party on the lake, graciously hosted by Professor Zarnikau. There will be tons of food, fun, drinks, and some really great raffle prizes!