The Embrace a Child account team held its first annual Roast ‘N’ Toast event last Thursday in the ballroom of the Student Union Building.
This event was a fundraiser for the account team, from which all proceeds would be donated to orphans in Tanzania. They really put the “fun” in fundraiser this time around: All of the Communication Studies Department faculty were in attendance, however, not one built the courage to stand on stage and roast any students.
The event was $5 to enter, and $1 a minute to roast or toast a faculty member or coach.
There were unlimited wings that came with the price of admission. These wings were donated from five different local wing places including Rodanos, Whiskey Business, Januzzi’s Pizza, Burt & Urby’s, and Buffalo Wild Wings. At the end of the event, Whiskey Business was crowned with having the best wings, receiving a plaque.
The Wilkes Baseball team was the only athletic team to come out and support this event. Head Coach Nate Ramsey felt the need to come out and support his Senior captain Marcus Leaf.
“Marcus Leaf was one of the guys to help organize and put this together, so obviously we are going to come out and support him and this great cause.” Ramsey said .
Junior outfielder Alex Kramer ended up stealing the show with a five-minute roast on his head coach. It may have been all fun and games, but Kramer may end up paying for some of the comments on his coach. That being said, Kramer along with his teammates seemed to enjoy the roast, and even said they would come out again next year.
“I thought it was one of the better events that I have been to here. Not only was it fun to get a chance to say a few words about our coach, but it was also for a great cause,” Kramer said.
The event was very successful in the fact that it not only raised awareness, but also raised $2,165.37.
Embrace a Child’s account team did an excellent job organizing this event, and getting people to come out and actually roast or toast someone in the audience.
The wings were a plus, and Whiskey Business is the first annual winner of the Roast ‘N’ Toast wing contest.
“The wings were delicious, we had just played a game so I was starving and went up about three times,” Kramer added.
The Embrace a Child account team would like to thank everyone who attended, and send a special thanks to Coach Ramsey, and the Wilkes Baseball team. Good luck with the rest of your season.