Forever Red is preparing to host its annual I Heart SV Week from Feb. 20-Feb. 24.
The purpose of I Heart SV Week is to bring the Saginaw Valley State University community together in celebrating red pride. In addition, the week also aims to raise money for student scholarships.
The week has been planned by Forever Red’s I Heart SV Week committee. Vice President of Enhance for Forever Red, Brianna Miller, second year rehabilitation medicine and pre-physical therapy major, has led the committee in planning the celebration since last fall.
Miller spoke about the events planned for the week:
“On [Feb. 20], we have a BINGO night from 7 to 8 p.m. in the TSAR,” Miller said. “We plan on holding six rounds or so, so there will be about six bigger prizes.”
Miller is most looking forward to BINGO as she said it was a fan-favorite from last year.
“[On Feb. 21], we have an event called 5 under 5, where we bring five alumni from the five different academic colleges, and we are going to be asking them questions in a panel style,” she said. “Students can also ask them any questions they have about how they experienced going through college and where they are now.”
A Qdoba fundraiser will also be held on Feb. 21 to raise money for the scholarships.
On Feb. 22, Forever Red will introduce a new event that I Heart SV Week has never seen before.
“From seven to nine we [will] have a Euchre tournament in the Alumni Lounge,” Miller said. “There will be prizes to give out to the top winning team.”
On Feb. 23, a table sit will be held with Valentines cards available for students to make.
To finish up the week, Forever Red will host trivia in the Alumni Lounge on Feb. 24 from 4 to 5 p.m, quizzing on a variety of topics such as Disney and SVSU.
In addition to the daily events, SVSU beanies will be sold throughout the week.
“Every day from 1 to 4 p.m. we are going to be set up at the Marketplace and the Library selling beanies,” Miller said. “They are white and have a red heart that says ‘I Heart SV’ on them.”
A photo contest will also be held in which students can submit pictures of themselves wearing SVSU or Forever Red merchandise. Two winners will be awarded prizes at the end of the week.
The I Heart SV Week committee invites all students to come out and celebrate red pride.
“Although we would like to raise as much money as we can for the scholarships, this is basically just for the community to have fun and provide a good experience for the students,” Miller said.
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