July

Six to Six Playground Completed with Help of Greek Life Students

From left are Emily Cordero, Arianna Narayan, Kaitlyn Stanford and Connor Hartgraves.

News Story: July 24, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Members of the Sacred Heart University community were on hand recently to celebrate the grand opening of the new playground at the Six to Six Magnet School in Bridgeport. Arianna Narayan, Zeta Tau Alpha; Kaitlyn Stanford, Zeta Tau Alpha; and Connor Hartgraves, Kappa Sigma, accompanied Emily Cordero, Student Life graduate assistant, to the festivities.

The Greek Life students were instrumental in raising some of the $196,439.15 needed to replace the playground which had become beat up, bug-ridden and—in some places—dangerous. The students raised more than $22,000 with two 24-hour see-saw-a-thon events where the entire Greek Life community worked together to support this single cause.

“The staff, families and students at Six to Six Magnet School are so appreciative of all the hard work, dedication and commitment from the students at Greek Life at Sacred Heart University for helping make our new playground a reality. On behalf of our school community and Cooperative Educational Services, I’d like to say thank you, and we hope for a long association,” said Chris LaBelle, principal of the Six to Six Magnet School during the fundraising period.

“After working very hard to raise money at two see-saw-a-thons, it was great to be there the day the playground opened and see the looks on the children’s faces and the way they stormed the playground as the ribbon was cut,” Stanford said. “It was rewarding to see the children filled with genuine happiness over something so simple and to know that SHU Greek Life had contributed to it.”

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