Breen-Phillips hosts annual meal auction for charity

first_imgBreen-Phillips Hall’s (BP) 33rd annual meal auction, when the Notre Dame community will have an opportunity to donate to charity by participating in raffles and silent auctions of a variety of items, gift baskets or meals with “campus celebrities,” is set to take place Friday afternoon. Proceeds from the auction benefit two charities: Meals on Wheels, a local program that delivers meals to those who cannot prepare them themselves, and CURE Childhood Cancer, an organization dedicated to funding research of childhood cancer.Meal Auction commissioners sophomores Kara Shannon, Grace Garvey and Claire Hagerstrom are the main organizers of the event.“This year we have adopted an ‘honorary Babe,’ Cecilia, the daughter of a BP alumna,” Shannon said. “She is battling childhood cancer, so we are donating 25 percent of the meal auction proceeds in her name to CURE Childhood Cancer, [and] 75 percent of the proceeds will go to Meals on Wheels.”Shannon said this year’s theme is “BP Meal Auction 2017: Give for Gold” in honor of gold being the color of childhood cancer and to honor the Dome.“People can participate in the Meal Auction by stopping by, telling their friends and bidding on all the auction items that we have,” Shannon said. “Even stopping in for a few minutes to get some tickets and put names towards baskets is a great way to get involved.”According to the event website, the raffled or auctioned items include box tickets to a Chicago White Sox game, tickets to a Chicago Cubs game, signed sports equipment from Notre Dame athletes, Ray-Ban sunglasses, $100 gift cards to stores such as Urban Outfitters and Lululemon, themed baskets filled with a plethora of prizes and much more.The auctions also include opportunities to dine with “campus celebrities” such as head football coach Brian Kelly and head basketball coach Mike Brey. Other prizes include a private yoga class from Steve Krojniewski, founder of True Balance Yoga, a behind-the-scenes look at the new Student Center led by vice president of student affairs Erin Hoffman Harding and meals with many other professors or faculty members.“We really have something for everyone,” Garvey said. “The Meal Auction brings together people from all over campus and unites them with a common goal, and we love that some professors have given meals every year.”Students can pay for auctioned items or raffle tickets with Domer Dollars, Venmo, cash or checks. Though most items will be sold through a silent auction, competitive items will go up for live auction at 8:30 p.m.“Of course the goals of the auction are to raise money for Meals on Wheels and CURE Childhood Cancer, but also as a dorm we hope to just inspire BP spirit and get everyone excited for all the fun auction items that we have,” Shannon said.Free food and drinks will be provided at the event, which will feature campus brand representatives Coca-Cola and Rockstar and performances by a cappella groups Halftime, Harmonia and the Undertones.“We definitely hope that it’s packed,” Garvey said. “We even booked two rooms this year since last year got so crowded.”Tags: BP meal auction, Breen-Phillips Hall, Brian Kelly, cure childhood cancer, Erin Hoffman-Harding, meals on wheels, Mike Breylast_img read more


US pilot jailed in Singapore for defying quarantine order

first_imgSINGAPORE – An American cargo pilot who admitted to “poor judgment” in breaking a quarantine order to buy medical supplies became the first foreigner imprisoned in Singapore for breaching its restrictions meant to curb the coronavirus, his lawyer said Friday. Singapore has one of the largest outbreaks in Asia, with 26,000 cases. More than 90% of those infected are foreign workers living in crowded dormitories, while the government recently began easing restrictions for the local population. (AP) FedEx pilot Brian Dugan Yeargan, 44, of Alaska, was sentenced to four weeks Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to leaving his hotel room for three hours to buy masks and a thermometer, defense lawyer Ronnie Tan said.center_img In this May 13, 2020, photo, Brian Dugan Yeargan, wearing a face mask and sunglasses, walks outside the Singapore State Court in Singapore. APlast_img read more


Who will Man Utd face in play-off?

first_img Domestic finish: Second in Belgian league Best performance in Champions League: Runner-up 1977/78 Route to play-off: Beat Panathinaikos 4-2 on aggregate in third qualifying round Manager: Michel Preud’homme Danger man: Obbi Oulare – 19-year-old striker reportedly scouted by United last season. Scored final goal in this week’s 3-0 win over Pana. Verdict: Probably the most favourable draw for United even though the aggregate win over Panathinaikos should not be sniffed at. Team: CSKA Moscow (Russia) Domestic finish: Runners-up in Russian league Here, Press Association Sport looks at the five opponents United could face. Team: Club Brugge (Belgium) Manchester United will learn who they will take on in the Champions League play-off round on Friday. Best performance in Champions League: Quarter-finals 2009/10) Route to play-off: Beat Sparta Prague 5-4 on aggregate in third qualifying round Manager: Leonid Slutsky Danger man: Alan Dzagoev – a dangerous midfielder who has put the horrors of a massacre in his hometown of Beslan behind him to go on and become a star in Russia. Verdict: Not the most dangerous of opponents, but United will be looking to avoid a long flight to Russia. Team: Lazio (Italy) Domestic finish: Third in Italian league Best performance in Champions League: Quarter-finals 99/00 Route to play-off: Direct entry Manager: Stefano Pioli Danger man: Ravel Morrison – the former Manchester United youth product scored four goals in his first two games for Lazio in pre-season, but he is a doubt with an ankle problem. Verdict: Another one United will be looking to avoid. Lazio may not be the force they once were, but the club – and their passionate fans – will be desperate to make the group stages after an eight-year absence from the competition. Team: Monaco (France) Domestic finish: Third in French league Best performance in Champions League: Runners-up 2003/04 Route to play-off: Beat Young Boys 7-1 on aggregate in third qualifying round Manager: Leonardo Jardim Danger man: Stephan El Shaarawy – Swapped AC Milan for Monaco this summer. Scored a stunning solo effort on his home debut in the 4-0 win over Young Boys. Verdict: Probably the most dangerous opponents in the draw. Monaco knocked Arsenal out last year en route to the quarter-finals and have an array of talent among their ranks. Team: Rapid Vienna (Austria) Domestic finish: Second in Austrian league Best performance in Champions League: Semi-finalists 1960/61 Route to play-off: Beat Ajax 5-4 on aggregate in third qualifying round Manager: Zoran Barisic Danger man: Louis Schaub – 20-year-old attacking midfielder who scored twice in the shock 3-2 win over Ajax. Verdict: Definitely the team United will be hoping to draw. Squad lacks experience and depth. Press Associationlast_img read more