Nov 3, 2009

Raffle for a cause: Win a date with the Falwells

by Melinda Zosh

Liberty’s Concerned Women for America (CWA) chapter is giving students an opportunity to win a date with SGA President Matt Mihelic, Vice President of Student Services Taylor Webb or basketball player Jesse Sanders, and go to dinner with Jerry and Becki Falwell.

CWA decided to organize the fundraiser to raise money for Compass Care, a pro-life organization, located in Rochester, N.Y. The women chose Mihelic, Webb, and Sanders for their popularity and charm, according to CWA Vice President Caroline Biggs.

“Matt, Taylor and Jesse were chosen because they are very sweet, godly, popular and attractive young men on campus,” Biggs said.

Every dollar donated buys a raffle ticket to win one of the Mihelic, Webb, or Sanders dates or one bring-your-own-date prize.

Liberty CWA President and sophomore Amanda Haas chose Compass Care because it is close to her home in Rochester, and workers had been praying for funds to start 10 new crisis pregnancy centers across the country.

“What this organization is doing is such a good cause,” Haas said. “I want to get Liberty students to see that (the pro-life movement) is beyond Liberty and beyond Virginia.”

“(Compass Care) counsels women who are considering an abortion, gives them all of their options, gives them an ultra sound and treats the women with dignity, care and professionalism,” Biggs said.

At press time, the group had raised more than $918.47 for the pro-life organization. CWA will choose five winners at its meeting on Thursday, Nov. 5.

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