NSU prepares for Stroll-Off

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority are set to host the 7th annual Sigma Stroll Off in the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on April 21 at 7 p.m.

The Sigma Stroll Off is a campus-wide event that gives organizations the opportunity to step and stroll to help raise money for Autism Awareness.

Kelley Brosky, junior exercise and sports science major and president of Phi Sigma Sigma, said this year all proceeds will go to the Autism Society of Broward County.

“I love seeing all the councils come together. It’s not something that happens very often, and the councils are seen as being separated. I like that this event combines everyone together because we are all one Greek community,” Brosky said.

Stepping and strolling are associated with multicultural Greeks, but for this event all Greeks can participate.

Brosky said, “Stepping, and particularly strolling, is specific to the multicultural fraternities and sororities, but they allow us to do it in different forms and ways so we can all participate.”

Phi Beta Sigma and Phi Sigma Sigma will be performing, as well as other organizations.

“This year, we have six teams competing, and we have the Sharkettes and NSU’s Maasti Dance team performing. We also formed a team this year, not to compete but just to perform. Phi Beta Sigma will be doing their probate at the Stroll Off as well,” Brosky said.

This year, there will be a winner for each Greek council, instead of a winner for fraternities and a winner for sororities.

Brosky said, “We are going to have council winners. We are going to combine the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council and then have a United Greek Council winner. We are also trying to not just base the competition off money raised. Although the money is important, the real end goal of the event will be to see who performed well on stage… So the money you raised will get maxed at a certain amount of points…”

Kelsey Ragsdale, junior nursing major and chairwoman for Sigma Stroll Off, said that VIP access starts at 5:30 p.m. for those who buy a $10 VIP ticket.

“We are selling VIP tickets, and VIPs will be let into Miniaci early, where we will have food and beverages. There will also be access to early seating. At the same time, we are having a Stroll Off pre-event in Desantis starting at 5:30 p.m. for people who did not purchase a VIP ticket,” Ragsdale said.

Both pre-event locations will hold raffles.

Jenna Herkalo, sophomore speech and pathology major and co-chairwoman for Sigma Stroll Off, said they want teams to go to the VIP section and the Desantis building to greet people.

“I think it’s exciting to see all of us come together and raise money for such an important cause. I’m most excited to see the strolls and to see the event be a success. I know the teams are working hard, so I’m excited to see what they came up with,” Herkalo said.

For more information about purchasing a VIP ticket or other questions pertaining to the event, contact Kelsey Ragsdale at kr1209@nova.edu.

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