Shippensburg University’s Activities Program Board (APB) donates time and money every year in order to host events, such as RaiderFest. However, that is not the only thing it will be donating to this year.
This year at RaiderFest 2014, APB will be donating all funds received from the event to the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation.
This nonprofit organization provides educational opportunities as well as grief and loss support programs to the Shippensburg area.
The Shippensburg couple who operates and funds this foundation created it in honor of their son, Drew Michael Taylor, who died in 2006 in a car accident while he was on vacation with his family.
With the grief that came with the loss of their son, Marcie and Randy Taylor decided to turn that grief they were experiencing into motivation and create something that will positively reflect the memory of their son.
RaiderFest 2014 is scheduled to take place Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the commuter lot (C7) across from the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center.
The event will have numerous activities as well as carnival games in which the students and staff can indulge.
Additionally, those playing the carnival games will have an opportunity to win different prizes such as Beats by Dre, SU gear and gift cards.
Free lunch will be served to all SU students with a student ID from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will cost $8 for the general public.
Ticket prices for the event range from $3 to $5, depending on whether or not you are a student, and also allow you to participate in a majority of the activities RaiderFest has to offer.
For more information about the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation, or to learn how to donate or raise awareness for this cause, visit drewmichaeltaylor.org to read more about how you can help make a difference.