The Eastern Wyoming College Diversity Club recently held a fundraiser celebrating Military Heroes at a Lancer basketball game.
The Diversity Club is sponsored by Patsy O. Velazquez and Dr. Dee Ludwig and is a group of twelve students whose goals are to: Broaden world view of students and staff; Provides social interaction and fun; Enhance thinking and appreciation of others; Increases understanding of diversity; Enhances teamwork among all.
Student members have family who are veterans or are actively serving and wanted to hold a fundraiser to raise money to donate to a local Veteran Organization and a program to help injured veterans.
A total of $1,203.10 was raised. The club donated 902.33 to the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cheyenne, WY and $300.77 was donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
“We were very pleased with the response from the community and thank everyone who attended and supported the event,” said sponsor Patsy Velazquez.
“The Diversity Club sponsored a variety of activities over the course of the year. This one had a lot of buy-in from the club members and the College as a whole. We had hoped to raise about $1000, and we exceeded our goal for this worthy project,” added Dr. Dee Ludwig.