PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Office of Housing and Residence Life recently presented a check for $1,161.35 to the Rape Crisis Center of Robeson County.
The Center Executive Director Margaret Crites was on hand to receive the donation.
The office held a “Penny Wars” competition among the UNCP campus housing communities. The competition was held in conjunction with the Pony Palooza for Prevention event on Sept. 20. The event was held to raise awareness about interpersonal violence and to promote bystander intervention, especially on college campuses.
Students were asked to make donations in any amount into designated collection jars placed in each of the seven residential communities that are a part of UNCP. All the money collected was donated to the Rape Crisis Center of Robeson County. North and Belk Residence halls collected the most donations, with a total of $378.83.
The Pony Palooza for Prevention event is an event in which teams of four people compete in a derby style race using oversized, inflatable horses. The event was co-hosted by various campus offices, including Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Services, Housing and Residence Life, Center for Student Success, Campus Recreation and Student Involvement and Leadership.