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APSU students donate on Children's Miracle Network Telethon

Three Austin Peay State University students helped to give more than $3,000 during the Childrens Miracle Network Telethon on Sunday, June 4 at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville.
Three Austin Peay State University students helped to give more than $3,000 during the Children's Miracle Network Telethon on Sunday, June 4 at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville.

The event was televised live on WTVF Channel 5, Nashville. Bruce Anderson, co-director for One Night Stand and a senior computer science major from McKenzie, Parker Goolsby, co-director and a senior political science major from Clarksville, and Johnnie Nordy, the event's family relations chair and a junior political science major from Adams, presented the check to the Children's Miracle Network.

The donation was the result of One Night Stand — a student-organized program sponsored by APSU's Student Life and Leadership office. One Night Stand is designed to raise money specifically for the Children's Miracle Network. The money raised from the effort is donated directly to the Vanderbilt University Children's Hospital.

“We felt very strongly about raising this money for the Children's Hospital,” Goolsby said. “Creating this program was the perfect way for us to give and have fun while giving.”

One Night Stand occurs each year on the APSU campus and has live entertainment, games, karaoke, “Fear Factor”-type challenges and other activities for students.

The Sigma Chi fraternity at APSU also donated $2,500 at the telethon as well as 38 jars of peanut butter for the Children's Hospital snack rooms.

Goolsby said the One Night Stand committee is planning next year's program for 7 p.m.-3 a.m., Oct. 27 at the Memorial Health Building on the APSU campus.

For more information, contact Lindsay Mazer, Office of Student Life and Leadership, by telephone at (931) 221-7431 or by e-mail at mazerl@apsu.edu. -- Melony Leazer