Black-Light Zumba Benefits Food Pantries

Friday 20, 2018

Northern Michigan University will host a black-light Zumba master class to benefit NMU’s Marquette Ending Hunger and Food Recovery Network organizations. It will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in Vandament Arena at the PEIF. A PEIF pass is required for members. Non-members of the PEIF should bring canned food items to donate in lieu of a pass. All attendees are encouraged to donate.

The event is organized as a class project for NMU’s campus recreation and fitness planning course taught by Katie Moe, NMU’s campus recreation and fitness manager.

“We held the event for the first time last year,” said Mark Shevy, faculty adviser for Marquette Ending Hunger and Zumba instructor. “About 75 people showed up, and we received a lot of positive feedback and requests to do it again. There was room for a lot more people, so we're hoping to make it bigger this year and make a larger food donation.”

The event is open to the public of all ages. Attendees are encouraged to wear neon or glow-in-the-dark clothing. Beginners and non-dancers are welcome to attend.

Event sponsors include NMU Theater and Dance, WUPX Student Radio, NMU Recreational Sports, the NMU School of Health and Human Performance, MQT Nutrition and Econo Foods.

Jill Vermeulen
Student Writer