Widener’s Got Talent

Are you looking for something to do this Thursday night? Do you want to be entertained while supporting a great cause? Thursday April 13 will be the first Widener’s Got Talent show. The admission fee is only $3 and all proceeds will go towards the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Image by Sophia Hastings '18

Image by Sophia Hastings ’18

Students in Dr. McCloskey’s Project Management class were assigned an event to create entirely on their own. Widener’s Got Talent was one of the events created, and is led by senior Katie Platt and four of her classmates who organized the performers and recruited the comedic MC and judges. According to Platt, “We chose a talent show because we figured there were a ton of people on campus who had talent, and this would be a good way to showcase their talents.”

The proceeds from the event will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Platt, who is also in Delta Phi Epsilon, suggested the group donate the proceeds to the foundation due to her sorority’s philanthropic involvement with it. “I consider it to be a beautiful foundation,” said Platt, “and after working so closely with them for the past 3 years, we decided that it would be the best foundation to donate to.”

In addition to supporting a worthy cause, winners of the talent show will win a $50 gift card. Audience members can also vote for their favorite acts by putting money into their bags in the back of the auditorium, and the performers who raise the most money will be recognized as the “Fan Favorites.” The money from that will also be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Widener’s Got Talent will be held April 13 in Alumni Auditorium at 8 p.m. The event will not only showcase various talents of Widener students, but will help support a great cause.

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