No Pajama Party
Campus-wide Sleep Out
By Kellye Beathea
Bowie State University will host on May 6 its first-ever 24-hour Campus-wide Sleep Out, a community service initiative organized by Miss Bowie State University 2009-2010 Chevonne James.
The purpose of the event is to raise awareness on the perils of poverty, organizers said, by challenging event participants to navigate their way through homelessness on the Holmes Quad for up to 24 hours.
Registration will take place on the patio of the McKeldin Gym, where student agreements and rules and regulations governing the event will be distributed and signed by participants. In addition, meal tickets will be given to sleep-out participants and musical entertainment will be provided by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity members.
In a joint effort with Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, "Hold the Plot" participants will be challenged to remain on their designated plot area for 20 consecutive hours. During this time, participants will face a series of elimination challenges. The final participant remaining will win a prize.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will host a sleep-out cookout. Only students with an official meal ticket will be invited to dine on behalf of the fraternity.
Teams will be given various materials (cardboard, tape, sticks, etc.) to build their overnight shelter. Judges will be used to select the most creative living quarters. The winning team will receive a prize.