Hobart and William Smith fraternity and other campus groups plan celebration for charity.
GENEVA, N.Y.—Chi Phi, an active fraternity on the Hobart and William Smith Campus, cordially invites students, faculty, and staff to attend The Red Ball from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Dec. 3, in The Great Hall of Saga in Scandling Center. All proceeds from the event will be donated to AIDS Rochester, providing education, advocacy and support services to the Finger Lakes region.
The Red Ball, a world-wide event to raise awareness about the global AIDS epidemic, is part of a year-long effort by the Chi Phi Fraternity to raise money for and spread awareness about AIDS.
Co-sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, The PRIDE Alliance, the Hobart Student Government, William Smith Congress, The College Democrats, The College Republicans, The Latin American Organization, and other campus groups, the Ball will feature several special events, including an art auction, populated by pieces donated by faculty, staff, and students. PRIDE Alliance will be on hand, sponsoring a drag show, and Concrete Hip Hop, a popular campus dance troupe, will perform. Dessert refreshments will be served, and there will be music for dancing.
Tickets for the Red Ball, available at outside of Scandling Center and at The College Store, are $10 each or $15 per couple and include a Red Ball wristband. Dress for the event is formal, in red, black, and gold.
Chi Phi, founded on the HWS campus in 1860, serves as a social resource for Hobart students. The group participates annually in several community and campus service events, including Day of Service, First Year Orientation, America Reads, Geneva Heroes, Habitat for Humanity, and the Geneva Soup Kitchen.