SCC fundraiser goes virtual

SALEM–The women won’t be together for a night out this year at the Salem Community Center, but they can hang out virtually and win a designer purse over 10 days in October.

Tickets went on sale Sept. 1 for the 10th SCC Women’s Night Out to support children’s programming and the SCC Children’s Fitness Center.

SCC Executive Director Heather Young said this year is different due to the coronavirus pandemic and limits to social gatherings, but the need remains for children’s programs.

According to Young, Women’s Night Out is the biggest fundraiser for the kids’ programs.

“We really count on that,” she said.

While SCC was shut down this spring, Young and the staff members had lots of time to think and came up with the idea for the purse drawing. SCC has a YouTube channel which they used for some live and recorded classes while shut down that they continue to use. The drawings for the purses will be shown live on the YouTube channel, allowing for participants to connect with each other.

“We wanted to reach out somehow, someway and bring them all together,” she said.

A limit of 350 tickets will be sold at SCC, by phone or online with a major credit card by calling 330-332-5885 or at the SCC website at www.salemcommunitycenter.com. The cost is $15 for one ticket, $25 for two tickets or $60 for six tickets for chances to win designer bags from Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Coach and Dooney & Bourke.

Winning tickets will be pulled each drawing day at noon. Drawings will be held Oct. 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 and Oct. 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16.

“I find it amazing the support we get from the community. Our sponsors all stepped up. We had no problems getting help from local businesses,” she said.

The event sponsor is Kent State University Salem. Purse sponsors include Morris Financial, Sal and Alma Apicella, Stitle Construction, Salem Regional Medical Center, Karen Sebo, Salem Radiology, Sherri Apicella, PNC Bank and Hickey Metal Fabrication.


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